Carrara quartz is fast becoming one of the most sought-after materials for kitchen worktops in many homes. Offering some stunning designs in shades of white, along with gorgeous veining, Carrara quartz turns out to be a great addition to any kitchen worktop surface, making it more uplifting and functional. Not only that manufacturers are coming up with increasingly natural marble-looking Carrara worktops, but these also offer superior performance. Made from blended natural quartz crystals and a small amount of resins, Carrara quartz is a non-porous material. This means that it won’t stain when exposed to coloured foods and/or liquids. In addition, it also means that this type of quartz doesn’t require sealants neither. If you have a busy lifestyle, Carrara Quartz surfaces will bring ease of use and practicality to any space.
Design Options for Carrara Quartz
Carrara quartz countertops are available in various designs, albeit one common feature. All these designs feature a light grey or white backdrop with delicate grey veins flowing over the surface to create beautiful patterns, which make the Carrara quartz stones look like natural Carrara marble stones. There ae many different types of Carrara quartz, ranging from pure white backdrops to off white and greyish ones. Additionally, there are different types and shades of vein, ranging from very subtle to a very strong vein. And, with different volumes of veining.
Furthermore, if you are looking for a specific type and shad of Carrara quartz, there will be surely the perfect surface shade and type for it.
Slabs of this quartz stone are available in many different thicknesses, finishes and sizes. A typical Carrara quartz slab offers dimensions starting at 3000 x 1400 mm, ranging to sizes of 3300 x 1650 mm.
Here are some of the popular Carrara quartz kitchen countertop design options you can choose for your home.
Compac Carrara Glace Finish
Aptly described as Carrara marble quartz that imparts a cashmere feel, this design features light veining and natural variations to give the worktop a light, airy feel. The delicate but stunning look offers a high-end, luxury feel to any kitchen without compromising with the strength and durability of the worktop. Besides, it requires little maintenance for upkeep. The Glace finish offers a velvety matt finish to the surface which feels amazingly sophisticated at touch. Compac Carrara Glace worktops are probably one of the best Carrara quartz matt surfaces currently the marketplace.
Silestone Lagoon and Silestone Lyra
Featuring a similar pattern than Compac Carrara , Silestone Lagoon also comes with a light Carrara quartz backdrop in shades of greys and white, with the forefront being adorned by light grey veins in unique patterns, making them different from the Compac Carrara model. If you prefer a stronger vein, why not choose Silestone Lyra? In contrast with Silestone Lagoon, this material displays strong veins in dark grey tones. Both Lagoon and Lyra can be availed in different sizes, finishes and thicknesses. Silestone Lagoon Suede or Silestone Lyra Suede are available in a glorious matt finish with a slight texture, offering depth to the material. Both materials are available in slab formats with dimensions 3060 x 1410 mm and 3250 x1590 mmm. Besides, Cosentino who makes these products has come up with N-Boost which acts as a liquid repellent and works magnificently well in Carrara quartz polished finishes.
CRL Carrara Quartz
CRL Carrara quartz worktop surface features an elegant off-white backdrop adorned by exquisite greyish coloured veins in graceful patterns. The greyish veins offer unique elegance and sophistication to the kitchen worktop designs, which would blend in with both modern and traditional kitchens seamlessly. CRL Carrara quartz is available in slabs with dimensions of 3200 x 1600 mm which is perfect to create kitchen islands. In addition, you can choose this material in thicknesses of 20 mm and 30 mm. CRL Carrara quartz in 20 mm thickness is perfect to install splashbacks and to create stunning wall cladding designs in bathrooms. CRL Stone belongs to CR Laurence. This is a company born in the USA, with almost 70 years’ experience in the Construct & Build Sector.
Caesarstone Georgian Bluffs 6134 Quartz
Carrara light quartz stones bring versatility to the kitchen worktop. Caesarstone Georgian Bluffs brings the same versatility to your kitchen worktop surface, albeit a thicker surface with a winter light grey backdrop and soft grey veining. The stunning design lends a natural setting, which suits all kitchen interiors, enhancing both form and functionality of the space. Caesarstone is the original manufacturer of quartz stones in an industrial scale. With origins in Israel in 1987, this manufacturer of engineered Carrara quartz remains amongst the leading brand in the world. Georgian Bluffs is available in slab formats with dimensions of 3040 x 1440 mm. In addition, you can choose thicknesses of 20 mm and 30 mm. If you had a special project, 13 mm thick slabs can also be supplied under request.
Benefits of Carrara Quartz Kitchen Worktops
Some of the salient features of Carrara quartz kitchen worktops include:
- They are as close to natural stone as possible: Quartz Carrara stone is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% polymer resins.
- They suit a wide range of applications: Carrara quartz is suitable for a wide variety of applications, not limited to kitchen worktop surfaces alone but for flooring and backsplashes as well. It can be used in any area of interiors, including fireplace surrounds, walls and wet rooms.
- They are low maintenance: In contrast to marble countertops, Carrara quartz worktops require little to no maintenance, as they are non-porous and thus, stain and bacteria resistant.
- They are available in different variants: You can choose between matte and gloss finish. Also in Suede (matt with a slight texture) and Volcano (heavily textured) finishes. In addition, you can choose Carrara quartz in many different thicknesses and sizes.