Quartz & Granite

Quartz (quartz composite) is a man-made material and contains 93% natural minerals. It is an excellent alternative to natural materials. When comparing quartz and granite worktops, their qualities are somewhat similar, but not identical they both are durable, scratch-resistant and extremely practical.

One advantage of quartz is its uniform structure, and the wide choice of colours available allows you to personalise your kitchen. Perhaps one of the most popular is white quartz as there is no pure white granite available in nature. However, the many shades and colours available make it easy to combine them to create your stunning design.

Granite is a rock formed from cooled magma and has a unique natural colour, character and beauty. Generally, granite rock is patterned, and the main content of light coloured minerals it contains creates the impression of a light surface.

Granite may have pink, red, brown, grey, black, or occasionally white or blue veins running through it which service to embellish the final appearance of your kitchen.

With excellent resistance to heat and cold, granite is ideal to use in your kitchen – hot pans and ovenware can be placed directly onto the worktop.

Granite is tough and not easily damaged in the course of daily use; however, it is not entirely indestructible.

Midland Worktop Fitters provide an onsite Quartz and Granite cutting service. If you have bought a new Quartz or Granite worktops, or are revamping your kitchen and need someone to give you some advice on how to do this without damaging your worktops midlandworktopfitters.co.uk  will be glad to help.

Midland Worktop Fitters can enlarge hob and sink cut outs and drill new holes for taps, and we do it all onsite. We can fabricate your worktops at your premises with Installation generally being one day.

If you would like more information about our onsite cutting and fabrication services, please contact us, and we will be glad to discuss your requirements and options.

Quartz

Pro’s

  • Wide range of colours to choose from
  • Non-porous and don’t require sealing
  • Easy to clean
  • Undermounted sinks/Belfast sinks and drainage grooves are achievable
  • Mirror and glass chips can be incorporated

Con’s

  • Expensive to purchase
  • Not very heat resistant
  • Professional template and fit can be costly
  • Can not repair top surface with hand tools if scratched
  • Hard to repair

 

Granite

Pro’s

  • Hard wearing
  • Natural colour variety to choose from
  • Wide range of colours from quarrie around the world
  • Heat resistant to pans etc
  • Hygenic and easy to clean
  • Only diamond can scratch it

Con’s

  • Expensive to purchase
  • Extermely heavy for installation
  • Porosity can occur therefore sealing is required
  • Can not repair surface with hand tools if damaged
  • Hard to repair