Marble vs Quartz for Bathroom Vanity Worktops

Choosing the right material for bathroom vanity worktops is very important because chances are you will have to use them for the next few decades. Marble and quartz are some of the most popular materials for bathrooms, but choosing one or the other can be an intimidating task. We have decided to make it a bit easier on you, so continue reading and find out which material will be better for your new bathroom worktops.

1. Quartz is an engineered stone, while marble is a natural

 Quartz is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins. Since it is manufactured, it has a very wide colour range and even has a marble effect. Marble is, on the other hand, a natural stone and you will be able to choose from a less variety of colours.

2. Quartz is more uniform, while marble is more unique

Because quartz is manufactured, its patterns are more regular and uniform than marble. It is said that there are no two same marble slabs, which adds to the unique factor of it. Both can be an advantage and a disadvantage, depending on your taste. Think whether you like more irregular and unpredictable patterns, or uniform and symmetrical?

3. Quartz is non-porous

Resins are forming a waterproof layer and making quartz non-porous. That means that quartz countertops will not absorb water and liquids, which makes them highly resistant to staining. On the other hand, marble is porous and can get stained. With marble countertops, you will have to pay more attention not to spill something, because it can get stained easier.

4. Marble absorbs temperature better

Marble is a great heat conductor, meaning it will absorb the temperature from other objects. This is of great use because sometimes you will want to postpone hot hair tools onto your bathroom worktops. Quartz is not that great at resisting high temperatures, because sudden changes in temperatures can damage it. However, it shouldn’t burn when you leave a hot tool for a short period of time.

5. Quartz is more affordable

In general, quartz is more affordable than marble, but it all depends on the colour you choose. The prices for both vary from colour to colour. You may find a more expensive quartz colour than certain marble colours, but that is usually not the case. Get a free online quote for worktops and countertops.

6. They are easy to clean

Both are easy to clean with just soap and water and a cloth. However, marble worktops should be sealed 2-4 times a year, while quartz doesn’t need sealing at all.

All in all, both will be excellent choices for your new bathroom vanity worktops, it is just the question of your personal needs. If you are looking for a material that is highly resistant to staining and very durable then quartz is the right option for you. On the other hand, if you are willing to pay a bit more attention to your top and you want a luxurious material, then choose marble.

 Need more help choosing between marble and quartz for your bathroom vanity? Please feel free to contact us for free advice.

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