Quartz versus granite

Renovating your kitchen is both exciting and daunting. You need to consider colour choices, the available workspace and where to place your kitchen appliances and cupboards. Most people only want to do this once, so it’s important that you get it right the first time. When it comes to choosing your kitchen worktops, both granite and quartz are great options. But what’s the best material for you? Below we explore the benefits of both granite and quartz and other factors that you need to consider before making your final decision.

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Benefits of using granite

Granite is a natural stone, so every piece is different, even if you choose the same colour. What you’ll get is a worktop that is truly unique. Granite is also incredibly durable and if maintained well and cared for will last a lifetime.

Benefits of using quartz

Quartz worktops are incredibly durable and have added flexibility, meaning they are less likely to crack or chip. Quartz is also non porous and requires very little maintenance.

Your budget

Granite is usually cheaper than quartz, but the cost of granite can vary depending on the type you choose and how rare it is. You’ll need to work out how much you will need and set aside an appropriate budget.

How it looks

If you love the appearance of natural stone, then granite is the obvious choice. You’ll also be able to choose from light or dark colours. If you prefer a more sleek and polished look and would like a wide range of colours to choose from, quartz is your best option.

Do you want to add value to your home?

Granite island

Black granite island

If you want to add value to your home, with the aim of selling it for a profit in the future, then both quartz and granite worktops are great choices. Potential buyers love stone worktops, with most people seeing the kitchen as the heart of the home.

Quartz and granite are both great options for kitchen worktops. What you choose very much comes down to your personal preferences. We have a wide range of granite and quartz worktops in London, Kent, and Surrey for you to choose from. To learn more about our services, please do get in touch with us today.