Whether you’re looking to give your kitchen or bathroom a facelift or are renovating these spaces entirely, you will undoubtedly come to ask yourself one of the most common home interior questions out there… granite or quartz worktop?
Choosing the perfect kitchen worktop isn’t an easy decision to make. Each material offers different benefits as well as different prices and of course, it affects the entire space of the room.
To make the decision a little easier for you, we’re going to go through the benefits of both materials and focusing on three key elements- but let’s face it, in the grand scheme of things, you can’t go wrong with either.
Quartz worktops are a marriage of science and nature. While granite worktops are pure natural stone, quartz is a beautiful mix of stone and resin. Because of this incredible combination of natural quartz and small amounts of glass and metallic flecks, you’re left with one of the toughest, most durable worktop materials out there.
Another added benefit of the resin mixture is that it makes for a non-porous material. This means that neither bacteria can grow within the material itself, nor stains. This makes it both hygienic and super easy when it comes to cleaning up after a mass cooking session. While other worktops may absorb fluids and bacteria, quartz simply keeps it sitting on top. To clean up and avoid any staining, it takes a simple wipe with a damp cloth and warm soapy water. That’s it, no muss, no fuss.
Another beautiful benefit of quartz is once again, thanks to the combination of natural stone and resin; you can actually enjoy a range of colours and patterns. What’s more, you can also guarantee a uniformity throughout. In short, quartz offers amazing design and practicality that other completely natural stones may not be able to.
Granite is an incredibly popular material. More often than not, it’s the first one people think of when looking at worktop materials for their kitchens and bathrooms. Is it any wonder really when you see the stunning aesthetics this natural stone has to offer. Cut from natural rock and then polished before being installed in people’s homes; granite is a tough material that’s hugely popular up and down the country.
Maintenance with this type of material however is suggested, simply to keep it looking pristine. It requires annual sealing to prevent it absorbing liquids and thus causing stains. It’s also advised that the worktop is wiped down following use simply to help the sealant continue doing its job.
While it may require a little maintenance to prevent staining, granite does happen to be one of the toughest materials out there making it incredibly difficult to scratch or dent. This is all thanks to the fact that it’s 100% natural stone. Being natural stone also means the colour choices are a little less however, it also guarantees a completely unique worktop as no other worktop will be 100% the same.
Contact Total Tops Today
Deciding on what material to use for your kitchen is no easy task, especially when granite and quartz both help increase the value of your property, while each offering their own incredible benefits. For more help and advice, however, we strongly recommend contacting Total Tops today, one of the UK’s leading quartz and granite suppliers.