Kitchen Countertop: Granite vs. Quartz
Stone is one of the best favourites when it comes to the selection of kitchen countertop. Many homeowners like the wide array of patterns and colours but most would stuck at the choice of granite or quartz. Granite is a natural stone while quartz is manufactured using natural quartz, pigment and resin. Quartz can never outshine granite’s unique, natural patterns but it is available in wider choices of colours.
It certainly is a difficult decision to make considering you’ve probably spent countless nights thinking on layouts and designs. Here is a simple guide to help you pick between granite and quartz to suit your kitchen usage, functionality and aesthetics preferences.
As with any material, the visual differences between granite and quartz are of individual preference. Go for granite if you fancy a unique look but be aware that uniformity in patterns may be difficult to achieve. Quartz, on the other hand, is available in a wider range of colours, patterns and even textures.
Both the materials are hard, though quartz can go a notch higher as it’s manufactured to withstand hard-wearing. They do not chip or crack easily but granite is more vulnerable to breaking upon the impact of a hard, sharp object. Quartz is made to be resistant to impact, stain and even acid but granite performs better in heat resistance so always avoid direct heat on quartz.
Both granite and quartz are not cheap materials given their quality to be kitchen countertops. Granite used to be pricier but since the plunge of prices, quartz has become more expensive upfront but lower maintenance expenses will offset the price difference, making it more worthy in the long run.
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Here is a summary of a comparison between the two materials:
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Check out our blogs to learn how to clean and maintain your Quartz countertop here.