If you are planning some home improvements for you kitchen then your more than likely thinking should I purchase a Quartz or Granite worktop … which can be a difficult and time consuming decision and one you’ll want to get right in order to complete the perfect look of unique style, durability but most of all requires low maintenance.
When deciding on what material to use for your kitchen worktop, you cannot go wrong with picking either a stunning quartz or granite worktop. So what exactly is the different between the two and what benefits do they have?
Fabricated from natural quartz, quartz is one of the hardest minerals found in the earth and in order to create these stunning and truly unique worktops small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety. One major benefit of quartz is that as a non-porous material, its texture does not allow for bacteria to grow and resists against stains and therefore never needs to be sealed.
Like quartz, this material is also very resilient. A natural rock that is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use within the home for kitchen and bathrooms mainly. As a natural stone, maintenance after each use is required to prevent from staining by suing warm soapy water in order to keep it clean and help keep its shine. The one major downside to choosing a granite worktop is that colour choice is limited as it’s a natural stone, granite does not provide as wide a range of colour options and piece varies, therefore, kitchens may be need to planned around the slab that is chosen.
How will I know which is right for my kitchen?
Granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen worktops working well in both modern and traditional houses, however it all does come down to personal preference and the style of kitchen your after.
As specialists in producing and fitting quartz, granite and marble worktops throughout out the UK. iGranite have an extensive collection of quartz or granite worktop surfaces which have been selected from across the globe.