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It's all in the details..

Quartz is our most popular material used for worktops in kitchens and bathrooms. It's a hard and durable material that has a high resistance to stains and scratches, making it an ideal choice for busy spaces. When it comes to worktops, quartz is often chosen for its versatility and beauty, as well as its practicality.
One of the great advantages of quartz is that it can be customised to suit the specific needs and requirements of the space. This includes details such as upstands, window cills, drainers and edge profiles. In this article, we'll take a closer look at these details and how they can be incorporated into your quartz worktop.

A traditional cream kitchen design using calacatta gold silestone quartz worktop and Belfast sink


Upstands are a great way to protect your walls from water damage and spills. They're typically made from the same material as your worktop and are attached to the back edge of the surface. Upstands can be as tall or as short as you need them to be, depending on the style of your kitchen or bathroom.

One of the advantages of using quartz for upstands is that it can be cut and shaped to fit any angle or curve in your walls. This means that you can have a seamless transition between your worktop and upstand, creating a smooth and cohesive look in your space.

Window cills

Window cills are another detail that can be incorporated into your quartz worktop and they're designed to provide a flat surface for placing items on, such as plants or ornaments.
Like upstands, window cills can be customised to fit any size or shape of window. They can also be shaped to fit around any obstructions, ensuring a perfect fit. Having your window cills in the same surface as your worktops and upstands creates a clean and sleek continuous flow to your space.
Calacatta gold quartz worktop with a gold tap in a traditional kitchen


Drainers are an important feature of any kitchen worktop, and they're particularly useful if you do a lot of cooking and food preparation. They're designed to allow water to drain away from your worktop, preventing water damage and making it easier to keep your space clean and hygienic.
Quartz drainers can be customised to fit your sink perfectly, ensuring a tight seal and preventing any water from seeping through. You can request fluted drainers, half recessed or fully recessed. They can also be shaped to fit any design, from simple straight lines to more complex curves and angles. You can speak to our designers to help you determine which type of drainer will suit your style of kitchen.

Calacatta white quarts in a traditional kitchen with drainer

Edge profiles

Edge profiles are the finishing touch to your quartz worktop. They're designed to provide a smooth and polished edge to your surface, while also protecting it from damage.
There are a variety of edge profiles to choose from, including mitred, New York, ogee, and more. Each profile has its own unique style and can be customised to suit your space perfectly. There are certain edge profiles that will suit particular looks such as a mitred edge is suitable for minimalist modern kitchen designs. A mitred edge creates a seamless edge between a horizontal countertop and a vertical edge.
mitred edge on a quartz worktop on an kitchen island in a modern sleek kitchen
A seamless mitred edge
Kitchen islands can have a more detailed edge while the main workspace can be relatively plain.
A modern bevel edge has a timeless appearance that works well with both modern and traditional countertops.
An ogee edge is a beautiful detail to incorporate into your kitchen and offers more depth to the surface and is typically utilized in a larger kitchen space.
We would advise our customers to look at samples of each edge to determine what finish they would like to go for.

Granite worktop with bevel edge

Details such as upstands, window cills, drainers and edge profiles can be incorporated into your design to create a cohesive and functional space that meets all your needs. So, whether you're renovating your kitchen or creating a new bathroom, quartz worktops offer the flexibility and beauty to make your space truly unique. If your interested in speaking to one of our in house designers about the different options available you can arrange a meeting by emailing or call 0469542993 .
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