With quartz and granite are almost equally as popular as the other, it’s hard to know which stone comes out on top when used in kitchen worksurfaces in London new Projects.
Here’s an impartial guide to the differences to the two stones work-surfaces.
Composition Differences of both Slabs
Granite is a natural stone slabs which is formed underground by extreme heat and extreme pressure – before the granite finds its way into your kitchen it has already existed for millions of years underground.
Unlike granite worksurfaces, quartz worksurfaces are not 100% natural stone, instead, they are manufactured by using the natural quartz with polymer resins. This means that the quality of he quartz countertop will fall down to the manufacturing process. Quartz worktops are currently the ultimate statement in style. The sleek aesthetic is matched with the non-porous properties of the stone which will make your countertop low maintenance, stain resistant, durable, and hygienic.
No two granite slabs will ever look the same due to the diversity in stone patterns and colours. With so many designs to choose from, it’s hard to define a granite countertop by any other feat than the high-shine glisten which is often accentuated with lighter coloured flecks or speckles.
As quartz goes through a manufacturing process, the end result of the quartz kitchen worksurfaces vary significantly however, most quartz countertops still retain that natural stone aesthetic.
If you’re looking for the low maintenance with your worktops, there’s simply no beating quartz. Always ensure you are using cleaning products with a low Ph balance, and simply clean up spills with soapy water. Your quartz worksurfaces will never need treatment for it to retain its polished shine. Whilst it is recommended that you should treat your granite work surfaces once every 15 years to ensure that your worktops remain resistant to water, heat and stains.
Whilst quartz is a harder composition compared to granite, granite still comes out on top when it comes to heat resistance. Granite can also suffer if spills aren’t dealt with straight away, even if you will have to try pretty hard to cause damage to the surface.
Mind Made Up?
Regardless of your preference, you can be sure that Palazzo Stone in London, Kent, England will be sure to accommodate them. Our diverse range of granite, quartz and marble is constantly changing each day to provide high-quality contemporary products to our customers. Head over to the website today, if you’re ready to invest in our worksurfaces you can request your 100% free no obligation consultation with one of our manufacturers.