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Quartz vs Granite: the kitchen worktop showdown

Is quartz or granite better for my kitchen surface?

 

When you’re trying to work out if quartz or granite is the better surface for your new kitchen, it can be difficult to make that final decision.  With a huge choice of kitchen worktop materials on the market, selecting the perfect worktop that is best suited to your lifestyle can be challenging.

If, like many you have already narrowed your choice down to a material that needs to be durable, easy to maintain and has a unique style, you will probably be left making a choice between quartz or granite.  Both quartz and granite are excellent choices for a kitchen worktop but in order to make that final decision, it may be helpful to know the unique benefits that each material offers.

What are the benefits of a quartz kitchen surface?

As one of the most hard-wearing man-made materials on the market, quartz is a durable and attractive option which means it doesn’t scratch or mark easily.

Not only is 90% of the surface fabricated from one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, it is also non-porous and resistant to bacteria and stains.

It is not however substance over style with a quartz surface as the addition of glass or metallic particles are responsible for transforming it into simply stunning surfaces.

If you’ve got a busy kitchen, quartz worktops may be the perfect choice for you with its stain and heat resistant properties and to top it off you won’t need to seal them.

Quartz worktops are a popular choice for any kitchen as its flexible properties make it suitable for both contemporary and traditional kitchens.

Quartz surfaces have a uniform appearance due to the consistency in its pattern resulting in a seamless flow to your worktops but with the addition of having a wide variety of colours to choose from.

Why choose Quartz for your kitchen worktop?

  • Wide selection of traditional and contemporary colours
  • Long-lasting
  • Hard-wearing and durable
  • Damage for Heat is minimised
  • Scratch and Stain resistant
  • Bespoke and cut to fit your kitchen
  • Consistent pattern

What are the benefits of a granite kitchen surface?

 

Granite worktops make the perfect choice for any kitchen whether it is part of a renovation project or for a completely new look.

As a non-porous natural stone, granite worktops are well known for being resilient, stain and scratch resistant as well as being resistant to heat.

As one of the most used spaces in your home, low maintenance and durability can be especially important if you have a busy family kitchen.

Because Granite is a natural stone that is cut from its natural state, you don’t always get the huge variety of colours to choose from.

 

However, because each piece of granite is different it means that if you do choose granite for your worktop, it will be completely unique.

Designing a kitchen around a chosen granite slab is a task that needs the skill of expert fabricators.

 

Why should I choose Granite for my kitchen worktop?

  • Natural stone
  • Non-porous (although it does need sealing once a year)
  • Hard-wearing and durable
  • Stain-resistant (if sealed)
  • Damage from heat is minimized
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Unique

Whatever your price point, design ideas, requirements or layout restrictions, our experts at Stone & Earth would be delighted to discuss the choices with you by phone or in our Worcestershire showroom.