Granite and quartz are one of the first options of many homeowners and designers looking to renovate the kitchen or bathroom. If you too fall in this category but still haven’t decided which one is better for you, continue reading and find out the comparison of the two.
1. Granite is a natural stone, while quartz is manufactured
Quartz worktops are made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. On the other hand, granite is a completely natural stone, with no added pigments.
2. Quartz has a wider colour palette
Because of above-mentioned fact, quartz has a very wide colour palette that includes some unusual colour choices too. On the other hand, granite’s colour palette is limited to the colours found in nature. That doesn’t mean that granite doesn’t have a beautiful colour selection.
3. Granite is more resistant to high temperatures
If you are looking for kitchen worktops, you might want to consider this fact. Granite is the best material when it comes to resistance to high temperature- you can even put a hot pan on it without any consequences. While quartz holds well to high temperatures, it doesn’t hold as good as granite.
4. Quartz is non-porous
This means that quartz doesn’t absorb water and liquids, making it highly resistant to stains. On the other hand, granite worktops are porous, but as they are very dense, they will not get stained easy either. Granite, unlike quartz, needs regular sealing to make it less porous.
5. They are both very durable
Pressure and high impact will damage neither granite nor quartz worktops. Both materials hold great under pressure and will not crack or break easily.
6. Granite is more resistant to scratches
Because granite worktops are so dense and hard, they are highly resistant to scratches. Cutting directly on them can dull your knives. Quartz is also very resistant to scratches, however using a cutting board is recommended.
7. Quartz is more affordable
Generally speaking, quartz worktops are less expensive than granite, but it all depends on the colour. Some colours are very rare and will be more expensive.
8. They are easy to clean
Cleaning of both is very easy with just soap, water and a soft cloth. However, granite requires a bit more attention as it needs to be sealed 2-4 times a year.
9. They are very long-lasting
When you get your worktops installed, you will not have to think about the replacement for at least the next 20 years as these materials are very long-lasting. Just make sure to maintain them properly and you will enjoy your worktops for an immense amount of time.
All in all, both materials are great; it all comes down to your preferences. We template, supply and fit both quartz and granite worktops at competitive prices. In just 7 days from your call, you can have your worktops installed and ready for use.
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