Tile Talk

Step aside, Quartz worktops!

Recently, in the world of home interiors, there has been a growing concern about the health risks associated with quartz worktops. This has prompted certain kitchen and bathroom designers and installers to steer clear of them, with some even going as far as banning their use altogether. Quartz worktops contain silica, which can produce harmful dust during fabrication and installation. Prolonged exposure to this dust can lead to respiratory issues such as silicosis and lung cancer. As a result, companies and customers are choosing alternative materials like natural stone (e.g. granite and marble) or solid surfaces (e.g. Corian) to minimize health risks. While safety measures can mitigate exposure during fabrication and installation, concerns about silica dust persist among consumers. 

Step aside, Quartz worktops!

With this in mind, we are excited to introduce a new product concept at Rees Tiles - 20mm Italian-produced porcelain worktops from Mirage Ceramiche. This continued and valued partnership with Mirage brings an exceptional level of quality to our product lineup, enhancing the options available to our valued customers. These revolutionary worktops offer a myriad of benefits that redefine the standards of kitchen design and functionality.

So, why choose porcelain worktops over natural stone or solid surface worktops? We can think of quite a few reasons why we would opt for them over the traditional worktops and some of which are detailed below…

Step aside, Quartz worktops! Step aside, Quartz worktops! Step aside, Quartz worktops!

With a porcelain worktop you have the peace of mind knowing that your home doesn’t contain any harmful silica dust created from the production of quartz worktops. Your home will be free from any risk of silicosis, talked about earlier, not to mention you are buying a product that hasn’t contributed to the health of workers during the manufacturing process.

Porcelain worktops are renowned for their durability and ease of maintenance. Unlike quartz or natural stone, they are highly resistant to scratches, stains, and heat, making them ideal for the rigorous demands of everyday kitchen use. With minimal upkeep required, you can enjoy a beautiful kitchen surface without the hassle of constant maintenance.

Porcelain worktops offer an unbeatable versatility in design, especially as you can match the Mirage 20mm worktops with the corresponding 10mm tiles on your walls and floors, should you wish to do so. The beauty of opting for porcelain is the wide range of colours, patterns, and textures that are now available. Marbles, stone effect, wood effect, contemporary and minimal designs can all seamlessly integrate into any kitchen aesthetic, from modern and minimalist to classic and traditional.

Beyond their practical benefits, there is the undeniable fact that porcelain worktops look beautiful and sophisticated. With their sleek and luxurious appearance, they instantly elevate the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen, becoming the focal point of the space. Whether you prefer the timeless charm of marble-inspired veining or the contemporary allure of concrete-like finishes, there's a porcelain worktop design to suit your taste and style.

Step aside, Quartz worktops!

By adding the 20mm porcelain worktops to our product lineup, we are demonstrating our dedication to offering innovative solutions that enhance your living experience, whilst making your home just that little bit more beautiful too. These high-quality worktops don't just look good – they perform exceptionally well and contribute to a safer, healthier home environment. We firmly believe that our Mirage Ceramiche porcelain worktops offer the perfect blend of performance and aesthetics, elevating your kitchens and bathrooms to new levels of sophistication and functionality.