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Kitchen Worktops, Granite or Quartz?

Having a kitchen worktop that is made out of Granite or Quartz will not only make your kitchen look absolutely beautiful, but will also help the environment as well. While both a granite worktop and Quartz worktop can look beautiful in your home, there are some differences between them. Let’s have a look at those differences.

Granite worktops

Granite worktops are made out of granite which contains both quartz and feldspar. Feldspar is the most abundant natural mineral in the earths crust.  The granite kitchen worktops are considered to be made from natural materials, because when they are cut from the earth they are cut in slabs, and then finished into that kitchen worktop.

Quartz Worktops

Quartz worktop on the other hand is considered to be engineered. Although made up mostly of natural quartz Crystals found in the earths crust, quartz worktops have resins and other materials that are added to it that changes it color, appearance and consistency. Quartz worktops have a bit more sparkle to them than do granite worktops, but both look lovely in your kitchen.

While either a granite worktop or Quartz worktop would great in your home, for people who are making the effort to live greener, granite worktops would probably be the better choice since they are made truer to nature. They may also prove to be a bit more affordable as they don’t have to go through as many processes to get to the final product.

On the other hand for people who want to add a bit more sparkle to their kitchen then a Quartz worktop may be the best choice. Choosing a quartz worktop that is more roughly sanded will add more sparkle then one that is finely sanded.

Other than both of these materials when used in a kitchen worktop can have the following advantages.

Scratch resistant

Stain resistant

Both can add value to your home

they are easy to clean

they add value and beauty to your home

extremely durable lasting sometimes for the life of your home.

While both granite worktops and quartz worktops may cost more than other kitchen worktops, they usually make up for the high initial cost because they don’t have to be replaced or refinished as often as other kitchen worktops. This makes them an excellent investment as they add both beauty and value to your home. So regardless of which your choose granite or quartz you simply can’t go wrong in that kitchen worktop.

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