Solid surface and quartz worktops have been very popular in recent years. The reason for that is that they are more affordable than their competition but perform similarly.
Thinking about solid surfaces and quartz stone for your new kitchen or bathroom worktops? Then, you are in the right place. We are bringing you the top pros and cons of both materials, to help you decide which one will be better for you.
Quartz is more resistant to scratches
Cutting directly on solid surfaces is not advised, as that will highly likely leave a scratch. On the other hand, cutting directly on quartz worktops will not harm it; but, it will dull your knives. In both cases, it is advised to use a cutting board.
They are both easy to clean
Both are very easily cleaned with just soap, water and a soft cloth. Neither one of them requires sealing. They are low maintenance materials which you can get installed and completely forget about them.
They are highly resistant to staining
Both solid surface and quartz worktops have a non-porous surface that prevents liquids from staining. Even if you spill something on your worktops, just use soap and water to remove it. After that, your worktops will be shiny and clean as they used to be.
They are resistant to high temperatures
Quartz performs slightly better under high temperatures, but not hugely. Neither one of them will melt or break when exposed to high temperature.
Solid surface joint are invisible
If you want a surface that will look like one peace, you should consider solid surfaces for your worktops. Seams are created with bonding adhesive that is almost invisible. On the other hand, quartz’s seams are covered but can be visible.
Solid surfaces can have different shapes
Solid surfaces can be treated so that they have a curve, which is not possible with quartz. However, such a treatment will cost more.
Quartz is heavier
Quartz is heavier by the third than the solid surfaces. Some cabinets may require additional structural support before the installation, for example, the cabinet under the sink.
Both have a very wide colour palette
The pigments can be added during the manufacturing process of both to change their colour. Therefore, they both have a very wide colour selection; you will have no problems finding your perfect colour in their range.
At Y&S Marble, we offer both solid surface and quartz stone worktops at competitive prices. We have a wide selection of colours for you to choose from. We aim to complete the installation in the most efficient manner, making sure that your home is not disrupted for too long. In just 7 days from our first contact, you will have your new worktops installed and ready for use.
For more information about the prices of solid surfaces and quartz, feel free to contact us.