Why Quartz is Becoming More Popular than Granite? 7 Things You Should Know
Granite has been one of the most popular materials for kitchen and bathroom surfaces for many years, but it is now time for another material. That material is quartz, whose popularity has grown enormously in recent years. There are many reasons for that, so continue reading and find out about them.
Quartz hasn’t been as popular before because it wasn’t as available as nowadays. But today there are much more quartz manufacturers as well as retailers.
2. Quartz can fit any style
Quartz is an engineered stone, with added pigments and colours. Quartz has a variety of colours and patterns that can fit any kitchen style. From traditional to modern style kitchens, you will have no problems finding in our range the perfect colour for your kitchen or bathroom.
The prices for all stone slabs are varying from colour to colour. The rarer the colour is, the more expensive it will be. For that reason, you may find a granite colour that is cheaper than an expensive quartz colour, but that is usually not the case. Quartz is generally more affordable and will make a very smart investment.
4. Quartz doesn’t need to be sealed
Quartz is made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resins. The resins act as a sealant and are the reason why you will never have to seal your quartz slabs. That is not the case with granite, as you will have to seal it several times a year.
5. It is more resistant to staining
This is especially important for kitchen countertops- quartz is highly resistant to staining. It has a sleek and non-porous surface that doesn’t absorb liquids. Granite is not as prone to staining as some other stones, but it also not as highly resistant as quartz.
6. Quartz can have the same appearance
Quartz can look like granite or other stones, like marble. During the manufacturing process, the pattering is made so it looks like granite. You will have the same appearance as granite, but with improved characteristics.
7. Easy to clean
You will have no hard times cleaning your quartz surfaces because of its smooth surface. You will need just soap, water and a soft cloth. However, you should avoid harsh chemicals, because they can damage its surface. On the other hand, granite doesn’t have such a smooth surface, which can give you hard times, especially when you are trying to remove spills and build-up.
In conclusion, quartz offers a better quality-price ratio. It has a few better features than granite, which makes quartz a really smart investment. In addition to that, you will be able to choose from numerous colour choices.
Having more questions about the comparison of the two materials? Please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.