When it comes to deciding which material you would like for your home renovations, it can be extremely tough narrowing down what you like and dislike. A lot of materials have a very similar list of pros and cons, however the differences between them can cause a huge decision to be made. Whether it is based on which colours are available or how easy the slabs are to keep clean, every reason to choose one material over another is very important.
This overview will hopefully be giving you some good information on which material out of either porcelain or quartz is the right one for you.
Porcelain comes with a huge list of advantages and not many pitfalls at all. Porcelain is available to be purchased in a massive range of colours and finishes to suit every type of personality or colour theme. Regardless of what colour you are looking for, you are bound to find the perfect colour and finish of porcelain for your home.
Porcelain can be made to look like a lot of natural stones such as marble with its veining. So if the natural appearance is what you are after, then porcelain can definitely help you achieve that with minimal cost.
If you are looking to have a huge work surface or a kitchen island for example, then you never have to worry about creating your surface out of multiple slabs. Porcelain can be bought in huge slabs to give the perfect look to your room.
Porcelain is also brilliant as it will never fade through the sunlight, so you never have to worry about your beautiful slabs fading in the sun. So go ahead and place your porcelain slabs in front of a window in direct sunlight, as it will never make a difference.
Porcelain is also perfect for any area where there will be spillages of food, make up or anything that is generally easy to stain. Porcelain is incredibly stain resistant as well as scratch resistant, so you never have to treat your slabs as if they will break by looking at them.
However, porcelain does not come without its disadvantages. Porcelain can crack, chip and damage over time if you are not careful enough, however the risk of this damage occurring is much less than natural stone. But still, the risk is high enough for you to have to worry about being careful and taking proper care of your slabs.
Quartz is very much a good contender for being used within home renovations due to its amazing list of benefits. Quartz is known for being very low maintenance which is a dream for potential customers. Unlike natural stones, Quartz will never have to be treated or re-sealed during its lifetime, making it so easy to maintain. Quartz is a non-porous material which means that cleaning is made easy.
Just like porcelain, quartz is also stain resistant. So you never have to worry about spilling drinks, making a mess with food or upending make up by accident – as it will simply stay on the surface top waiting to be cleaned off.
Quartz is also such a budget friendly option. Not only is it great for the initial purchase but long term costs are non-existent because it requires no maintenance at all. Even if Quartz was a bit more expensive to purchase, it would be worth the investment due to the zero maintenance you are getting.
Lastly, quartz is incredibly hard wearing so it is perfect for work surfaces and flooring. It can withstand high volumes of traffic without problems and should last you a life time as long as you take proper care of it.