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Comparing marble, granite and quartz kitchen worktops

When it comes to kitchen worktops, choosing the right material is essential for the effective use of your space. From laminate and solid surface materials, to natural materials like timber and stone, there are a number of different choices available. Each bringing their own unique advantages and drawbacks. The worktop material you choose can play an important role in the visual appeal of the kitchen, as well as the practicalities. Marble, quartz and granite, are all popular worktop choices for both contemporary and traditional kitchens. But what are the key considerations for comparing marble, granite and quartz kitchen worktops? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design professionals. And this is our guide to everything you should know about these three kitchen worktop options.

Comparing marble, granite and quartz kitchen worktops

When comparing these three kitchen worktop materials, you should consider:

  • Durability- the most durable and resilient material option, out of these three choices, is granite. Granite is unlikely to be damaged or effected at all by regular wear and tear, or heavy use.
  • Water-resistance- the least water resistant option is marble. This is porous and will absorb liquid quickly, which means that stains and spills can be expensive to repair, unless you undertake regular maintenance and sealing. As a natural material, granite is also porous and will require regular sealing. On the other hand, quartz is created to be water resistant and durable.
  • Visual aesthetic- marble has long been associated with sophistication and luxury. This means that in terms of visual appeal, marble is sure to create a dramatic, stunning effect. However, quartz can be created to perfectly mirror marble, so that you can have a fully waterproof worktop, that is also durable and visually appealing.

For more information or advice about your new kitchen, take a look at what we can offer online and in-store today, here at Homematas.