Most people are only fortunate enough to undertake a complete kitchen renovation once or twice in their lifetime. While this is undoubtedly an exciting time, it can also be quite daunting, especially for homeowners navigating this process for the first time. Among the multitude of choices, quartz worktops often stand out due to their beauty and durability. However, because the quartz market is unregulated, prices can vary significantly, making it challenging to know what to expect and how to budget effectively. 

In this guide, we’ll unpack why quartz materials vary so much in price, and how you can make an informed decision without compromising on quality. 

Why Do Quartz Prices Vary? 

One of the most significant realizations for customers new to the world of kitchen worktops is that not all quartz is created equal. Quartz is an engineered product, and its quality can vary drastically depending on several factors including the raw materials used, the manufacturing process, and the brand's quality control measures. 

Gemini Worktops Factory

Raw Materials and Manufacturing Quality 

At Gemini Worktops, we pride ourselves on using the highest-grade raw materials for our Gemini Quartz products. Each material undergoes extensive quality control checks to ensure durability, beauty, and performance. Our products are SGS tested to EN standards for scratch, stain, impact, and heat resistance. 

Conversely, other retailers may cut corners by purchasing low-quality raw materials with little to no input on their sourcing. These inferior materials are often processed with minimal quality checks, leading to products that fail to withstand the rigors of everyday kitchen life. Essentially, what gives quartz a bad reputation is not the material itself, but how it’s manufactured, and the quality of the raw materials used. 

Gemini Worktops Quartz Stock

Design Complexity and Aesthetics 

The design of the quartz also plays a role in its cost. At Gemini, we offer a wide range of colours and styles within our Gemini Quartz range. When shopping our current promotional offers, you will find that our prices range from £192/SQM to £336/SQM. 

Importantly to note, the quality, performance, and durability of the material itself do not differ by price. When buying Gemini Quartz, you have the reassurance that you are getting the highest quality product on the market, so you just need to find your favourite style in line with your budget.  

Gemini Quartz Pricing

Plainer and more granular options like Aspen Ice or Arctic Starburst are generally lower in cost due to simple fact, these designs require less intricate moulds manufacturing processes.  

Price examples for Arctic Starburst worktops

Small

Kitchen worktops, upstands and splashback around 2.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £1,308 inc VAT

Medium

Worktops, peninsula, upstands and splashback around 5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £2,035 inc VAT

Large

Worktops, island, upstands and splashback around 6.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £2,393 inc VAT

On the other hand, more complex and dramatic, thicker marble vein looks such as Calacatta Gold Superior or Calacatta Bianco Superior have a higher price point. These designs mimic the luxurious appearance of natural marble, featuring long, elegant veins and a more translucent look. 

Creating these intricate marble-like patterns requires additional craftsmanship and expertise, which contribute to the higher cost.  

Price examples for Calacatta Gold Superior worktops

Small

Kitchen worktops, upstands and splashback around 2.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £1,666 inc VAT

Medium

Worktops, peninsula, upstands and splashback around 5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £2,714 inc VAT

Large

Worktops, island, upstands and splashback around 6.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £3,339 inc VAT

In between these extremes, you will find a variety of mid-range options that are softer, more subtle veins such as Carrara marbles or mottled designs for example Capri White. These mid-range choices offer a blend of elegance and affordability, providing options to suit various aesthetic preferences and budgets. 

Price examples for Capri White worktops

Small

Kitchen worktops, upstands and splashback around 2.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £1,367 inc VAT

Medium

Worktops, peninsula, upstands and splashback around 5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £2,148 inc VAT

Large

Worktops, island, upstands and splashback around 6.5m2 including design options, laser template, delivery and installation


from £2,550 inc VAT

Making an Informed Choice 

When choosing quartz for your kitchen renovation, it’s crucial to strike a balance between durability, beauty, and cost. Here are some tips to help you make an informed decision: 

  1. Research Thoroughly: Look into different brands and retailers. Pay attention to their sourcing practices and quality control measures. Brands like Gemini that invest in high-quality raw materials and rigorous testing offer more reliable products.
  2. Compare Prices and Features: Don’t just look at the price tag. It’s easy to sway towards the cheapest quote on the market but be sure to compare the features and benefits of different quartz materials, manufacturing processes template and installation services. Though Gemini Quartz can sometimes be a slightly more expensive option that’s because it brings increased durability and longer-lasting beauty, providing better value in the long run. 
  3. Consider the Aesthetics: Think about the overall look you want to achieve in your kitchen. While plainer options are more cost-effective and more likely to remain timeless over the years, investing in a beautifully veined quartz can elevate your kitchen’s overall design and create a real WOW factor. 
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Price promise  

Our unique creator-to-consumer approach challenges the traditional kitchen retail and stone industry, driving a quantum leap in value for you. As the only retail brand in the UK to design, source, manufacture and install our own stone surfaces, coming direct to us ensures you’re receiving optimum quality at the best possible price. 

All our quotes are fully itemised so you can compare like to like. We’re completely transparent – there are no unexpected extras, ever. By choosing Gemini, you’ll receive: 

Bring your vision to life with Gemini Worktops 

Embarking on a kitchen renovation journey is both exciting and challenging. With numerous choices to make, understanding the factors that influence quartz pricing can help you budget effectively and make a decision that you’ll be happy with for years to come. 

At Gemini Worktops, we are committed to providing the highest quality quartz materials that combine durability, beauty, and value. Our extensive range and rigorous quality control ensure that whatever your choice, you’re investing in a product made to last. 

Need help to make an informed decision?

We’ve created a handy comparison guide for both product and service against the biggest names in kitchen retail.  

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