What are the benefits of quartz worktops compared to granite?
Granite, one of the most widely known worktop materials, is chosen for its ability to help increase the value of your property. Would you be surprised to learn, however, that quartz worktops can actually help increase the value of your property too? And provide a much more robust worktop at the same time?
Quartz offers a great number of benefits for kitchen and bathroom worktops, and it’s all thanks to the beautiful combination of resin and stone.
From its incredibly durable and robust nature to its exquisite beauty, this stone has fast become a hugely popular choice. In becoming so popular and so long-lasting too, quartz is now seeing a great ROI for those installing it in their homes, as they see their properties increase in value as a result of professional installation.
Granite vs quartz
Granite has been the go-to worktop material for a number of years now. It’s a natural stone that offers a robust material for family life. There are however a few downsides to this beautiful stone, stemming from the fact that it’s all natural.
Granite worktops, while incredibly durable, do require annual sealing by professionals in order to keep them looking as good as new; quartz doesn’t.
While relatively low maintenance, granite will still mean that you incur some annual maintenance costs. Without professional sealing, for example, you could begin to see some serious stains taking over your beautiful worktop.
Quartz, in comparison, requires no such maintenance. Instead, just wipe it over with a cloth and soapy water to keep it clean. Due to its mixture of natural stone and resin, quartz simply isn’t porous in the same sense that granite can be. As such, it’s stain resistant, relatively heat resistant, and generally resistant to bumps and scrapes too. Should it get damaged, you’ll also find quartz very easy to repair in comparison.
Quartz looks fantastic
Second to the incredibly low-maintenance qualities of quartz are its aesthetics; quartz can be made almost bespoke to your requirements.
The mixture of stone and resin means virtually any colour and pattern can be made available. What’s more, you can also guarantee uniformity throughout – something you cannot ask of natural stone.
Contact Total Tops today
With its beautiful appearance, durability and the fact that it’s so low maintenance, it’s no wonder that quartz is becoming more and more popular.
Though quartz is taking the fast track to becoming the UK’s most popular worktop material, Total Tops – one of the UK’s leading quartz suppliers – are still offering affordable quartz worktops to all.
If you’d like more information on this amazing worktop material, or perhaps more details on installation and price, contact Total Tops today on 01787 844 663.