Choosing the right kitchen worktops is very important because chances are you will have to use them for the next few decades. Certainly, marble and quartz are one of the most popular and more important, the best options for your new worktops. But when it comes to the comparison of these two, which one is better? Continue reading and find out which material will be better for your new kitchen worktops.
1. Marble is a natural stone, while quartz is manufactured
Quartz is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. Because of that quartz can have a marble effect that is very close to real marble. On the other hand, marble is a natural stone that preserves the characteristics of the rock it has been quarried from.
2. Quartz is more uniform, while marble is more unique
Because quartz is manufactured, its patterns are more regular and uniform then marble’s. It is said that there are no two same marble slabs, which adds to the unique factor of it. It is up to you to decide which concept you like better, do you like more irregular and unpredictable pattern, or uniform and symmetrical?
3. Quartz has better resistance to staining
Resin, one of the quartz’s components, acts as a natural sealant and forms a waterproof surface. Hardly any liquid will be able to stain your quartz worktops. On the other hand, marble is much more porous than quartz, therefore more prone to staining. For this reason, marble should be sealed regularly. The sealant will make it less porous and more resistant to staining.
4. Both are very durable
Both stones are heavy and will not break or crack easily. When it comes to resistance to scratching, quartz performs better in this category; it is hard to scratch even if you cut directly on it. You should be more careful with marble and always use a cutting board.
5. They are easy to clean
Both can be cleaned with just soap and water. You should avoid chemicals that contain bleach or ammonia with both because they can make your countertops less resistant to staining.
6. Quartz is more affordable
In general, quartz is less expensive than marble. However, there are more expensive quartz colours than some marble ones. That is the case when the colour is rare. You can always get a free quote with us; you just need to tell us the colour you opt for and the dimensions of your kitchen.
All in all, both will be excellent choices for your new kitchen, it is just the question of your needs. If you are looking for a material that you can get installed and forget about than quartz is the right option for you. On the other hand, if you are willing to pay a bit more attention to your kitchen worktops and you want an elegant, timeless option, then choose marble.
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