Thinking about quartz and marble for your new bathroom tiles? Choosing one or the other is not an easy choice, because they have different characteristics. While the one is resistant to staining, the other is not slippery. The best way to choose the right one for you is to inform about the pros and cons of both and choose the one according to your manners of use.
Continue reading and find out the differences but also similarities of quartz stone and marble floor tiles.
Quartz is stain proof
Quartz has a non-porous surface that is highly resistant to staining. You will not have to worry if you have a dyed hair about it leaving a stain on your tiles. But on the other hand, marble is porous and can get stained quite easily. Still, you can use it if you pay attention to hair colour not to get in contact with your tiles.
Marble is not slippery
The fact that marble is porous also has a good side to it. That side is that marble is not slippery because it has a rough surface. Quartz, is on the other hand, slippery due to its sleek surface. It may not be the best choice for families with small children.
Both are very durable
Quartz is a bit better when it comes to handling high pressure and impact of force, but marble is not bad either. Quartz tiles will not break if you drop a heavy object on them. Marble shouldn’t break either, but it can get chipped or get a crack.
Marble is a natural stone, while quartz is engineered
Quartz is an engineered stone, made of natural quartz, resins and pigments. Marble is, on the other hand, completely natural material. The effect of that is seen in marble’s patterns because they are very unpredictable and unique. Quartz, on the contrary, has very uniformed patterns, because they are man-made. Both can be an advantage and a disadvantage, it just depends on your taste.
Quartz has a wider colour palette
With quartz, you will have more choices to choose from. You will have the ability to choose from various brands and their colours, patterns and finishes. To some, this can be overwhelming and they would rather choose from a smaller base. In those cases, marble is better, because its colour palette is limited to the colours found in nature. But that doesn’t mean you will not be able to find beautiful colours in its range- it just means that if you are shopping for a bright orange or green, you should look in quartz’s range.
Both materials are good options for bathroom floor tiles, it just depends on your preferences. If you find a colour you like in any a range of any of the two, don’t hesitate, because it will make a great addition to your bathroom.
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