Looking for new kitchen countertops, but you haven’t decided about the colour and material? Then, you might find this guide helpful for deciding what the best option for you is.
We offer marble, granite and quartz kitchen countertops from renowned brands and at competitive prices. In our range, you will find something for everyone’s taste, from classic options to very unusual and bold colours.
1. Quartz, marble and granite are the most durable materials
When it comes to durability of the stones, they are unmatched. They can handle the high impact of force without breaking or cracking.
2. Stones are very long-lasting
You can have stone kitchen countertop installed and forget about having to replace them anytime soon. They are the most long-lasting materials available on the market and will make a smart investment.
3. Quartz has a non-porous surface
Unlike marble and granite, quartz has a completely non-porous surface. This means that quartz will be very hard to stain. Granite has a moderate resistance to staining, while you should be extra careful with marble, as it will stain the easiest.
4. All three are resistant to high temperature
Granite is probably the best material when it comes to resistance to heat- you can put away a hot pan or pot on it, without damaging it. Marble feels always cool to the touch, for which it is often used for working pastry and busy kitchens. Quartz will also resist heat well, but not as granite or marble.
5. Quartz is a man-made product
In the process of manufacturing, pigments are added to quartz to change its colour. It has one of the widest colour palettes on the market. The colours of granite and marble are limited to the ones found in nature
6. Marble and granite are more unique
Each marble and granite slab is different from the other, while quartz slabs can look generic.
7. Quartz is the most affordable
On average, quartz is more affordable than granite and marble. This is not always the case, as it depends on the colour and brand you opt for.
8. They are easy to maintain
Quartz is the easiest one to maintain because it doesn’t need sealing. Granite countertops should be sealed every 6-12 months, and marble every 3-6. The cleaning of all three is easily handled with just soap and water.
9. Granite is almost scratch resistant
Granite will not scratch even if you directly cut on it, but it will instead dull your knives. Quartz will also not get scratched easily, but you should be careful with marble, as it is the softest out of the three.
10. They will bring luxury and elegance
Marble is considered by the many as the most beautiful stone, but granite and quartz are not far behind. They will all bring immense beauty to your kitchen.
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