Quartz stone

Naturally hard and ornately innovative, quartz stone is a great choice thanks to its multifaceted colour schemes and practical properties.

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Quartz worktops

Hard, harder, quartz stone! Do you love the look of stone, but don't want to do without modern features in your kitchen design? Then look no further than a quartz kitchen worktop. Quartz is one of the hardest natural materials in the world. The material combination of 93% quartz crystals and 7% high-quality polymer resins combines the best of natural stone with the advantages of an innovative material. In addition to their uniform colour and fine structure, our cast stone worktops also impress thanks to their robust, easy-care surfaces.

  • Goodbye stains and dirt! Your quartz worktop is non-porous* and therefore particularly hygienic, and can also be cleaned in no time at all.
  • Thanks to the high quartz content, your cast stone worktop is extremely robust and ideally suited to creative cooking adventures.
  • Colours, patterns and the finest details are visible in selected designs across the full depth of your worktop – and are more uniform than with natural stone.

Quartz kitchen worktop properties

A quartz worktop offers design freedom and easily withstands lots of punishment. Discover more advantages of these all-rounders:

Uniform texture

Uniform texture

unlike natural stone, the use of a quartz composite results in a worktop with uniform colour and structure gradients – for reliable planning!

Wide range of thickness options

Wide range of thickness options

we offer kitchen worktops made of cast stone in varying thickness – from as little as twelve millimetres for an ultra-slim look.

Low maintenance

Low maintenance

there is no need to waterproof polished quartz stone worktops. Thanks to their non-porous surface*, they are particularly easy to keep clean.

Cut* and scratch resistant

Cut* and scratch resistant

due to the high quartz content, these worktops are largely scratch and cut resistant. Nevertheless, we recommend using a base when cutting.

Light resistant

Light resistant

all models remain attractive for the long term – even when installed near a window. Selected designs are even completely UV resistant and therefore perfect for an outdoor kitchen!

Durable

Durable

with normal use, your quartz stone worktop will remain an eye-catching highlight in your kitchen for at least 15 years.

Designs

Colour pigments and decorative materials, bound in a high-quality polymer resin, open up a huge variety of design options for you! From shimmering designs to velvety tactile surfaces and authentic embossed effects. Our designs are available with polished, textured or matt surfaces.

Quartz stone decors

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Configure your dream kitchen with a worktop or backsplash made of quartz stone. Test out which artificial stone harmonises best with your kitchen furnishings.

FAQs

What is quartz stone?

Quartz stone, also often called "quartz composite", "composite stone" or "artificial stone", is a modern material consisting of 93% natural quartz crystals and 7% high-quality polymer resins and colour pigments. Quartz is one of the hardest natural materials in the world. Their high quartz content makes our quartz stone worktops particularly robust. The polymer resins seal the surface and make it very easy to maintain – regular waterproofing is not necessary. Controlled manufacturing ensures even and predictable designs with polished or textured surfaces. This artificial stone is therefore in no way inferior to its natural counterpart.

What is the difference between quartz stone and ceramics?

Both quartz stone and ceramics are created under high pressure with a subsequent firing process. They differ in terms of the raw material composition and further processing. Ceramics are made of 100% natural materials and are therefore fully recyclable. Both materials are very high quality and absolute all-rounders in the kitchen. Ceramics offer slightly improved scratch/cut and heat resistance compared to quartz stone. In our quartz stone range you will find fancy shimmering looks as well as both discreet matt and elegant, polished surfaces. In our ceramics portfolio, the exclusively selected designs with an authentically rough surface are particularly inspiring.

Is marble a suitable material for kitchen worktops?

Marble worktops are very popular in the kitchen. However, many people overlook the fact that marble is a very soft and porous stone that is much more brittle and susceptible to acid and scratches than its natural counterpart, granite. However, if you have your heart set on adding elegant marble to your kitchen, a quartz stone worktop in a marble look is the perfect alternative: a robust and easy-care worktop that perfectly imitates the versatile colour play of marble in the designs 811 Eternal Marquina, 829 Brown marble, 841 Blanco suprema, 785 Neptune white or 786 Mars black. You will find more durable and easy-care marble designs in our ceramics and Dekton product groups.

Is concrete a suitable material for kitchen worktops?

The concrete look is becoming increasingly popular in European interior designs. Formerly considered the material of choice for functional, prefabricated buildings, the Bauhaus style pioneered by the great architect Walter Gropius, which dates back to the 1960s, is now a modern design element. It embodies an elegant minimalist aesthetic while echoing the harsh industrial lifestyle. Scarcely any other material can be combined with other elements so effectively ,while playing a background role as a deliberately harsh designer feature. However, while otherwise a robust material, concrete is only suitable for kitchen use to a limited extent due to its porous and water-permeable properties. Acid and water can leave lasting marks and stains. We therefore recommend easier-care alternatives such as quartz stone worktops in a concrete look.  For example, our authentic designs 787 Concrete grey, 798 Concrete brown or 849 Concrete light. You will find more worktops in a modern concrete look in our ceramics and Dekton product groups.

Are all quartz stone designs available in every thickness?

Unfortunately, this is not possible. Our designs are exclusively available as a modern slim panel with a thickness of 20 mm. Please refer to the respective design descriptions.

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Proper cleaning and maintenance of quartz stone worktops

A stone effect worktop enhances your kitchen in exactly the way you have always imagined. The advantage of quartz stone is that you already know exactly what to expect before your project is completed – whether you opt for a granite effect kitchen worktop or an elegant glossy finish in radiant white.

Regardless of whether you prefer an anthracite worktop or a completely different colour – you will put your heart and soul into planning your new kitchen. It is therefore all the more important that your chosen material remains permanently beautiful and attractive. With a quartz stone worktop, this is simply not a problem, even with heavy use.

Daily care tips for quartz stone

  • It is best to remove grains of sand and other fine-grained dirt immediately. This helps to prevent scratches.
  • Use a suitable base when cutting to protect your knives and avoid metal abrasion on the worktop.
  • Remove aggressive agents such as limescale removers and acids directly from the work surface with plenty of water.
  • Always place hot pots and pans on a suitable mat. This prevents the damage due to thermal shock.
  • Sauce residues and other dirt should not be allowed to dry. This makes it a lot easier to remove them.

Cleaning your quartz countertop

As much pleasure as your kitchen gives you in terms of creative cooking and culinary enjoyment – at the end of the day it's always clean-up time. A quartz stone effect worktop (or another design) will help you to master this task in no time.

Thanks to the use of high-quality polymer resins, light soiling can often be removed by simply wiping the worktop down with warm water and a lint-free cotton cloth.

For more stubborn dirt, a wooden or plastic scraper and a cleaning knife are suitable, as are

  • commercially available kitchen cleaners
  • vinegar-based cleaners
  • mild soapy water
  • and glass cleaners

when cleaning your quartz worktop.

Even though quartz stone is extremely durable, you should refrain from using scouring pads or scouring agents to avoid changes to the surface gloss.

Maintaining your quartz kitchen worktops

If you have chosen a polished quartz worktop, you do not need to worry about maintenance. If you have chosen a textured surface, we recommend refreshing the waterproof coating once or twice per year using "Lithofin Fleckstop W".

 

* Exception: Nero Occassione