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Granite VS Quartz

Granite VS Quartz

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Doing your research is key when choosing what material to go for. Granite and Quartz are the most popular options to go for. Here’s some information to help you make your mind up:

Although Granite was widely used for kitchen worktops, Quartz is now in more popular demand. Quartz is originally called Rock Crystal, once its minerals are mixed with all its resins it is compacted into a sheet of stone.

DURABILITY

Granite is known to be one of the toughest natural stones and are sourced from many quarries from all over the world. The minerals used are Feldspar and Quartz making it almost scratch proof. Granite is extremely hardwearing and is resistant from chipping or cracking. However, if you put Quartz to the test, you will find that it has a higher level of durability and this is due to its resin mixture and formation process.

STAIN PROOF

Granite and Quartz do not generally stain easily. Granite and Quartz are highly resistant from absorbing liquids, but do be vigilant. On light colours, if not cleaned within a time frame of 20 minutes discolouration could occur. if need be there are some special stone cleaners available on the market for our customers to use.
tip – Avoid spillages of the following substances and foods: Eggs, Beetroot, Red wine, Vinegar, Indian turmeric, Dark coloured drinks and any dyed foods.

APPEAL

Granite and Quartz worktops both have their own beauty. Granite has a more natural look to it whereas, Quartz provides a more consistent modern feel. The choice of Granite is endless, ranging from large and small veins running through the stone and its patterns being ever so diverse. Quartz is very consistent in terms of having very little variation.  Comparing them both will be difficult as appeal depends on what you are trying achieve and what catches your eye.

COST

The cost of Granite and Quartz vary and are dependent on the colour, patterns, thickness and the size of the worktop. Granite is a natural stone and requires an annual sealant, this will help enhance its beauty as time goes by. However, Quartz is almost maintenance free therefore, avoiding any future costs.

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What would you go for, Granite or Quartz ?

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