Granite and Quartz stone are both so popular for homeowners when they are considering doing some renovations or making small changes to their home for worktops. However, as they both come with their list of advantages and downfalls, it can be difficult making the decision for which stone to use as a worktop.
This article will go through everything that you need to know before you place an order for either Granite or Quartz stone for your brand new worktop.
Granite for Worktops
Granite is one of the most versatile stones out there, so there is no reason why you need to restrict or limit yourself at all. Granite is very affordable, so with a great looking stone there is no reason to break the bank with a far more expensive stone that may offer you exactly the same features. Why spend when your home can get a little face lift for a fraction of the cost?
When it comes to choosing the material for your worktop, strength is also a great thing to keep in mind and Granite is one of the best. Because Granite is so strong (in fact it is one of the hardest stones on earth) it is scratch resistant, so you never have to worry about being too careful. As long as you do not expect it to withstand hits or wear that is any more than your normal use, then it will last many years to come. As we want our customers to have their stunning Granite worktop for many years, we recommend continue using all of your normal precautions during daily use.
Granite is also fantastic when it comes to being in a family home as it is so durable and hygienic. As it is a non-porous stone, it will never harbour any bacteria or hold onto spillages. Therefore, you can also expect it to be stain resistant!
Furthermore, we do not expect you to think that Granite is one stunning stone without any downfalls, as it certainly comes with some. Granite may be hard wearing but it is such a heavy stone. When it comes to the installation process there needs to be care taken and it to be completed by professionals to ensure that there is no risk of damage to the worktop or anything surrounding it.
Even though with us you will have a great selection of colours and patterns to choose from, you will have less than a lot of other stones out there.
Quartz for Worktops
Quartz is such a great option for being used for worktops, whether it will be within the kitchen or bathroom. Quartz comes with a long list of advantages, just like Granite. Quartz is known for being extremely low maintenance which is a huge bonus for all customers, as it saves you time and money. Unlike natural stones, Quartz will never require any treatment or sealing during its entire lifetime, so it comes with only the first initial cost you pay at the store. With there being no long term commitment, you will never have any shock over a price tag.
Quartz is also a non-porous stone as it has been entirely man made, which makes your life easy for cleaning. Much like Granite, Quartz is also brilliant at being scratch resistant, so it is perfect for anywhere in the home. Not only that, but it is also stain resistant too so you never have to worry about any spillages ruining the appearance of your Quartz worktop. All that needs to be done when you need to clean your worktop is wiping it with a clean cloth and mild soap.
Quartz is also such an affordable stone, compared to a lot of other stones out there and for the price, it is so hard wearing which is perfect.
However, Quartz is also not without its disadvantages. Quartz may come in such a huge range of colours to choose from, but you cannot beat the look of natural stone like Marble. If the real deal is really what you are looking for, then Quartz will not come close to your expectations.