Has your list shortened to just 2 materials, but now you can’t decide? If your top two choices are quartz stone and marble, but now you can’t decide, we might help you. We are bringing you the pros and cons of both, to help you decide which one will be better for you.
Quartz is manufactured, while marble is natural stone
Quartz is made of natural quartz and resins, which means it is manufactured. That is done to improve the mechanical qualities of quartz. Marble is, on the other hand, natural stone, that preserves the mechanical qualities from the rock it has been quarried from.
Quartz is non-porous
The resins are added to make quartz non-porous. That means that quartz countertops will not absorb water and liquids, which makes them highly resistant to staining. On the other hand, marble is porous and can get stained if you are not careful. With marble countertops, you will always have to pay special attention not to spill something, while with quartz you would not.
Marble is better at conducting high temperatures
Marble is a great heat conductor, which is why it is suitable for busy kitchens. While quartz will also not melt or break under high temperatures, the resins can be unstable on high temperatures. Because of that, just be sure to always use mats and trivets and you should be fine.
Quartz has a wider colour selection
During the manufacturing process, the pigments are added to change quartz colour and add patterns. Quartz can even look like marble and you won’t be even able to tell the difference. Marble also has a beautiful colour palette, but not as wide as quartz.
Quartz is consistent in colour and pattern
Quartz has a more consistent colour and pattern, because of the fact that it is manufactured. On the other hand, marble has more irregular patterns. Both can be a disadvantage and advantage, depending on your taste.
Quartz is more affordable
Generally speaking, quartz is more affordable, while providing better mechanical qualities. The prices for both are varying from colour to colour.
Quartz is easier to maintain
Both can be cleaned with just soap and water, but the biggest difference is that you will have no issues removing spills from quartz countertops. On the other hand, marble countertops can give you hard times removing spills if you don’t remove them immediately. In addition to that, you will need to seal marble several times a year, while quartz doesn’t need sealing at all.
All in all, quartz provides a better quality-price ratio then marble. Marble maybe is the most beautiful stone, but it requires a lot more maintenance and care. No matter whether you are looking countertops for a large or small kitchen, quartz is the way to go.
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