Kitchen remodelling can be very interesting for some, but for others can be a very challenging and time-consuming task. Before choosing the right stone for your kitchen you have to consider a few different things, such as the price, the colour, its mechanical performances…In this article, we have compared quartz, marble and granite worktops, to help you choose the best one for your kitchen.
1. The colour
Quartz is an engineered stone, during whose production the pigments are added to change its colour. For that reason, it has the biggest colour palette out of three. However, that doesn’t mean that marble and granite don’t have some beautiful colour choices. But if you were looking for unusual colour, like lime green or bright orange, you can only find them in quartz’s range.
2. Resistance to high temperatures
Granite is the best one when it comes to resistance to high temperatures; if you keep forgetting mats and trivets, granite will be the best one for you. Marble and quartz will also resist high temperatures, but not as well as granite.
3. Resistance to staining
Quartz is only material out of these three that is non-porous. That means that it will not get stained even from some of the most persistent liquids. On the other hand, marble and granite are porous materials and you will have to be more careful with them, especially with marble. The sealant will make them less prone to staining, so you should make sure to seal them regularly.
4. The price
The prices for all stones are varying from colour to colour, but generally, quartz is the most affordable one.
Marble is probably the most famous and recognizable stone out there. It is recognizable by the veining it has, that can be thick and bold or thin and very subtle. Granite is, on the other hand, recognizable by the granulation. Quartz can look like both, and even have some completely solid colours.
Stones are very durable materials and will last you more than wooden worktops, for example. Granite and quartz have almost the same mechanical performances when it comes to resistance to high pressure. They will not break if you accidentally drop a heavy object. Neither will marble, but its edges can chip easier.
7. Resistance to scratching
You can even cut directly on granite worktops and they will not get scratched. However, that can dull your knives, so we recommend using a cutting board anyways. You should be more careful with marble and always use a cutting board. Quartz will be almost as resistance to staining as granite.
All three stones will be great choices for luxury kitchen worktops, it is just the question which one will suit you better. Marble is considered the most beautiful stone and it will make your kitchen stand out like no other, but you will have to be more careful with it. Granite is very durable and resistant to high temperatures, but it is not stained proof as quartz is. All three have their pros and cons and you should vague them according to your needs.
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