Choosing the right kitchen worktops can be a very time-consuming process. There are so many materials, brands and colours available one can get lost. Stones are in general the highest quality and most durable materials you can get for your new worktops. Although they have a higher price point, they will make a smart investment, because they are very long lasting.
Still, there’s the question which stone is perfect for you, quartz or natural stones? In this article, we will help you out choose the best one for you.
1. Natural stones are more unique
Marble and granite are 100% natural stone, which is why their slabs are more one of a kind. Quartz slabs are more generic. Both can be an advantage and disadvantage, it just depends on your taste.
2. Quartz is more affordable
Generally speaking, quartz is more affordable than natural stones. Rare colours are expensive, so you can find quartz colour that is more expensive than a common marble colour, for example. On average quartz is more expensive, and if you have a tight budget, you should definitely choose it.
3. Quartz has the widest colour range
Because quartz is a manufactured product, you can find in its range almost any colour. You will also be able to find in granite’s and marble’s range very beautiful colours, but not as wide colour choice. Marble and granite’s range are more dimmed and earthy toned, while quartz has some very bright colours.
4. Granite resists high temperature the best
You can even put away a still hot pan on granite worktops and they won’t damage. Marble and quartz are also resistant to high temperatures but not as well as granite.
5. Quartz is stain resistant
Quartz is the only one that has a non-porous surface, which makes it resistant to staining. Marble is the one that will get stained the easiest, and you should be more careful with it. Granite’s resistance to staining is in between the two already mentioned.
6. Natural stones are considered the most beautiful
Natural stones are often used in public institutions as they represent luxury. Although quartz can imitate them in appearance, its patterns are more generic.
7. They are all very durable
All three are very durable materials and will not break or crack easily. They can get chipped around the edged, especially marble, but if you pay attention not to drop heavy objects on them, you shouldn’t have problems.
8. Visit the showroom
When you already know all about stones and their characteristics, it is time to make a shortlist and visit the showroom. You can look at the online swatches beforehand, but for the best insight, we advise visiting the showroom.
9. Ask for a free sample
You can take how many samples you want; they might help you visualize how a certain colour will match your cabinets.
10. Plan your expenses smartly
We provide free quotes upon call or filling an online form; all you need to do is to provide us with the colour you opt for and the dimensions of your kitchen. This way, we will help you plan your expenses in advance. We advise saving 10% more of the quote, though.
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