Looking for new bathroom tiles, but you are unsure whether you should choose quartz or marble? If so, continue reading as this article will help you find out which one is better for you. Note that both materials are great for bathroom tilling; it is just the question of your preferences and manners of use.
Quartz is highly resistant to stains
Quartz, unlike marble, has a completely non-porous surface that is very hard to stain. It has a waterproof surface that prevents liquids from absorbing. On the other hand, marble is porous and can get stained, so you should be more careful with hair colour, nail polish and similar.
Marble is not slippery
But on the other side, the porousness of marble has an advantage also, as it makes marble tiles non-slippery. That is not the case with quartz and you will need to make sure that you always wipe off the water after showering, to prevent any accidents from happening.
Quartz is a manufactured stone, while granite is natural
Quartz is made as a combination of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. Quartz gives it durability, while resin gives it a waterproof quality. Marble, is, on the other hand, natural material that preserves the characteristics from the rock it has been exploited.
Quartz has a wider colour palette
Because quartz is a manufactured product, it has a wider colour palette. In its range, you can find almost any colour you like, from classic ones to very bright oranges and pinks. On the other hand, marble’s colour palette is limited to the colours found in nature- but that doesn’t mean that you will not be able to find a beautiful colour for your bathroom tiles.
Marble is more unique and recognizable
Each marble slab is different from the other and no two are alike. Marble is recognizable by the veining it has, which can be very intense or fine, thick or thin…Quartz can have the appearance of marble, but its veining is more uniformed and generic.
Marble is better under high temperatures
If you are having radiant heat, you should think twice about quartz because the resins can be unstable when exposed to constant high temperature. That is not the case with marble; marble absorbs temperature very quickly and will always feel cooling.
They are both easy to clean
The cleaning of both is easily handled with just soap, water and a mop. However, marble tiles should be sealed a few times a year. Quartz tiles, on the other hand, do not need sealing at all, and if you want a material that you can get installed and completely forget about it, you should definitely choose it.
Quartz is more affordable
Generally speaking, quartz tiles are more affordable then marble. The prices vary from colour to colour and you can get a free quote just by calling us and telling us the colour you opt for and the size you need.