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Quartz Worktops Vs Granite Worktops Rejuvenating your kitchen will generally only happen once every 10 years or more and can be a big expense. Therefore it is essential to make the choices that are right for you. A common question that is asked with regards to new kitchen worktops is which is better, quartz or granite? The question is asked so often because it does not have a straightforward answer. Both sides have its advantages and disadvantages. At the last part, the owner is still the one who is going to decide.
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Cost.
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Starting the comparison with price, it is true that both quartz and granite are top of the range for worktops and therefore command the higher end of the price scale. Quartz countertop generally cost a little higher than the granite countertops. Where are they from? Granite is a natural stone that is taken directly from the ground. It is usually taken in large slabs then deliver them to the manufacturers who can crash them into smaller slabs and finally polish them up. Since they are natural, each slab is distinct. Each one will be unique and patterns can change within an individual slab. Quartz again is a raw material taken from the ground. Quartz differ from granite since quartz is nixed with a resin generally with ratio of 9 quartz is to 1 resin. This works to smooth out the “pores” that exist in natural stone to make the finished product less susceptible to stains and to strengthen the material. Because of the resins added to the quartz, the manufacturer can produce consistent patterns and a wider variety of color. Applied difference. Both materials are at the top end for kitchen design since they have both unique properties that make them better compared to the rest for this application. Heat and scratch resistance is not a problem for these two materials. Quartz is better than granite when it comes the resistance of bacteria since granite is more at its natural form that contains pores in the its surface. If you want to choose granite, you can re-seal the it periodically practically once a year in order to avoid bacterias. Although this is not a difficult or particularly time consuming task (usually up to an hour), disregarding it will leave your worktops susceptible to staining. Quartz does not need this kind of maintenance therefore it is easier to maintain the properties of quartz. Other considerations. A general consideration to a kitchen countertop is that you should get what you pay for. Granite surfaces can be found relatively cheap in comparison to quartz worktops. There are cheaper kinds but with the same materials at a thinner size. However it is easier to be scratched or chipped.