Granite and Quartz worktops have been around for centuries. They are popular because they are easy to maintain, relatively inexpensive to buy and, above all, incredibly durable. There are a number of different types and styles of granite and quartz worktops on the market, however there are two main types that are usually available: Quinton granite worktops and Gransnet granite worktops.

Quinton worktops can be bought in a variety of colours and grain patterns. They are especially well-suited to kitchens with a natural quartz influence such as those found in granite blocks or stalagmites. The grain is flat, and the colours range from bright, vibrant orange to pale pink. These surfaces are highly durable, which means that they can stand up to a lot of wear and tear, including heavy food and drink spills.

Quartz countertops may need to be sealed regularly. This will depend on the type of cut and the type of quartz used in the countertop. As the name suggests, quartz countertops have a quartz pattern and are often very durable, making them ideal for use in kitchens. A high quality granite worktop will be highly durable and require little maintenance. However, it’s important to consider whether it’s more cost-effective to invest in quartz countertops and keep spending on granite worktops, or if it’s more cost-effective to purchase a good quality product with greater durability and less maintenance needs.

Granite and Quartz are quarried in different parts of the world. Quarrying is labour intensive and takes a long time. The refined slabs of granite or quartz are shipped by trucks to be processed into finished products. When they arrive at the factory, polished and treated they are then shipped to a quarry, where they are cut, drilled and prepared to be used.

Granite and Quartz are extremely durable materials, which make them ideal for use in kitchens. These materials can also withstand extreme heat and are stain resistant. This makes them suitable for use in bathrooms as well, where they may require sealing.

Granite and Quartz are porous materials, so spills and stains can easily seep through the surface, which isn’t always an issue with stone like us. Some quartz and granite worktops do have sealing products on the base. Usually these sealant products will work to either provide a barrier between the stone surface and any liquid like sauces, soups and juices. They can also be used to help prevent the stone surface from absorbing stains.

It’s important to take care of your worktop and quartz worktops in the same way as you would take care of any other investment. This means that you need to wipe it down after every use to remove all dirt, dust and food stains, and rinse it thoroughly to remove any residue or oily food. You should also keep your worktop clean by hand removing all grit and dust every couple of weeks. If food spill happens, don’t clean it right away, but instead use a clean wet cloth to dab it out, and keep doing this every few weeks until it is completely clean. You should also take special care to allow for air to circulate around your worktop, to prevent it from getting too hot.

Having said all of this, if you’ve already spent money on one of the most expensive quartz and granite worktops on the market, then you’ll know that it’s going to last for a long time. This material does not chip or crack, so even if you have a lot of traffic on your kitchen floor, it’s unlikely that your worktop will be damaged. So if you’re looking for a new kitchen worktop and have more than a few thousand pounds to spare, then these materials may be the best choice for you. So the pros and cons of quartz and granite worktops will all depend on your budget and how much you want to spend.