Forza Quartz Worktops
The affordable quartz surface range for UK housebuilders
Increase margins on worktops
Forza has been developed specifically for housebuilders and kitchen retailers by Athena, with cost savings in mind. We saw a gap in the market for an affordable quartz surface with all the properties of the established materials.
Forza Quartz Colours
Forza Quartz Properties
Forza is non-porous and resistant to stains including coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup, and many other everyday products.
Forza is made from a combination of quartz minerals and synthetic materials that make it extremely hardwearing, with high impact resistance.
Resistant to scratches
Forza kitchen worktops are extremely difficult to scrape and scratch due to their solid, non-porous structure.
Select range of colours
We have hand selected the most popular 8 colours and finishes. This makes the choice easier for the consumer.
Forza is completely unique to Athena Surfaces. Pass the benefits onto your customers and tap into the savings.
Forza quartz worktops come with a 25-year warranty.
Forza worktop upgrades
Give your sales team the best chance of upselling Forza worktops by defining a clear process. Offer a select choice of 8 colours to make the decision easier. Create a clear pricing structure for your customers and increase the number of upgrades.
Improve margins with a clear process:
Choice of popular colours
Simple pricing to increase uptake
Fast turnaround within 72 hours
Right first-time guarantee
UK wide installers to your site
48-hour express service if needed.
What are quartz worktops made of?Quartz worktops are made from engineered quartz. Engineered quartz is a man-made material made from particles of crushed quartz which are bonded together with resin. Pigments are then combined during the manufacturing process to add different colour and pattern variations.
How is Forza quartz different to Silestone?Forza and Silestone are both brands of quartz worktops. That means they share many similarities, although the manufacturing process and finishes may differ slightly.
What are the advantages of quartz worktops?There are some key advantages that make quartz worktops a popular choice for housebuilders and homeowners alike. Some of these include: Durability: Quartz is highly durable and resistant to scratches. Safety and hygiene: As quartz is non-porous, it’s resistant to the growth of bacteria. Low maintenance: Quartz is easy to clean and maintain. Style: With a range of colours and finishes available, many people choose quartz for its stylish aesthetics.
Are quartz worktops heat-resistant?Quartz worktops are generally heat resistant and can tolerate higher temperatures than natural stone materials like marble or granite. It is still important to be cautious when exposing quartz to heat. Using heat-proof items like hot pads is still recommended over placing hot objects directly on a quartz surface.
Can quartz worktops be damaged?Quartz is resistant to many types of damage including scratches, heat damage and stains. However, quartz can still be damaged under certain circumstances, so exercising caution is recommended. Excessive force, very sharp objects and harsh, abrasive chemicals could all potentially damage a quartz worktop.
How do I clean quartz worktops?Quartz worktops can be cleaned with specialist cleaners now available in many supermarkets. A gentle wipe-down is generally enough to keep a quartz worktop looking its best. Avoid abrasive cleaners that could damage the surface, and always clean up spills as quickly as possible to prevent staining.
Do quartz worktops require sealing?No, quartz worktops don’t require sealing. As quartz is man-made to be non-porous, it’s highly resistant to stains. That means that, unlike natural stone surfaces, it doesn’t need sealing as part of its maintenance.
Can I place hot pans directly on quartz worktops?While quartz is highly heat-resistant, it’s still not recommended to place hot pans directly on the surface. We’d advise the use of hot pads, heat-resistant mats, cutting boards or trivets to create a barrier between hot pans and a quartz surface.
Can quartz worktops be repaired if damaged?It depends on the extent of the damage, but it is possible to fix small chips and scratches on quartz surfaces. Small scratches can often be buffed out with non-abrasive cleaners and a soft cloth. For more significant damage, it’s best to contact a professional.
Are quartz worktops resistant to stains?Yes, quartz worktops are very resistant to stains. As quartz is non-porous, it has a very low absorption rate. This makes it resistant to staining from common household spills like wine, oil and coffee.
Can I use abrasive cleaners on quartz worktops?No, we don’t recommend using abrasive cleaners on quartz worktops. They could damage the surface of the worktop and cause dullness or even scratches. A mild soap mixed with water is usually more than enough to keep a quartz worktop looking clean and fresh.