Quartzite or Granite – Which Natural Stone is Best for Your Kitchen Countertop?
Thinking of revamping your kitchen countertop? Or, planning to get a new one made? Look no further than a granite or quartzite countertop. When it comes to making natural stone countertops, these are commonly preferred stones by homeowners thanks to the features they offer.
Since the two are equally popular and good in their own set of ways, picking the best can get daunting. Here’s some factors you can consider to buy the best stone for your natural stone benchtops.
It’s necessary for your kitchen top to be sturdy and durable to be able to hold any wear and tear.
When comparing granite or quartzite for durability, both are considered equally durable. However, when comparing hardness on a scale, granite is slightly less hard than quartzite, measuring at 6 vs 7 for quartzite.
However, it’s important to note that while Quartzite is harder than Granite it also more absorbent then Granite, hence sealing is very important. This is something to be aware that all Natural Stone products need to be sealed with a quality impregnating sealer for easy maintenance of your natural stone benchtops.
Look and Feel
Aesthetics play a crucial role and are just as important to consider alongside the functional aspects of your countertop. Quartzite is more neutral and offers a good bit of white and gray shades. With that said, it can add a luxurious look and feel to your countertop and kitchen space.
If you’re after natural stone slabs with good blend of colors and textures, then granite also has a lot to offer. You can choose from a lot of different color options such as brown, blue, red, green, black, white, and more. Granites are thus suited over quartzite if you need more style variations to your space.
The maintenance aspect is something important homeowners need to consider to ensure their countertops last long. In terms of maintenance, quartzite and granite both allow low maintenance. You can use mild/PH neutral detergent and warm water to clean both materials or you can buy Natural stone benchtop everyday cleaners from our store.
It’s worth noting that all Natural stone surfaces need to be sealed using a quality impregnating sealer which helps in giving the stone additional protection.
Pricing for granite and quartzite depends on several different factors like type, availability, and size.
Overall, due to it being hard to polish and rare, quartzite costs more than granite. Buying a quartzite means paying a hefty price tag, but for the best flagship-grade features money can get for your countertop.
On the other hand, granite can be a good choice if you need all the good features in a countertop but aren’t willing to pay as much as the quartzite. We at Marella are your local Natural Stone supplier who can answer and provide advise based on your requirements.
So, how do you choose the best stone for your kitchen countertop between quartzite and granite? If you want to give a natural look to your kitchen space with good durability, and multiple color options then granite is the way to go. Or, if you need your countertops to look simply great and unique with marble looks, and don’t mind spending a little extra then quartzite is the one to go for.
What you choose entirely depends on your preferences and the material that best complements your overall home. Need help choosing the best natural stone slabs for your kitchen? At Marella Granite & Marble, we bring you a wide selection of premium quartzite or granite benchtop slabs to help you elevate the style of your kitchen decor. To learn more, get in touch with us on 03 9077 5880 now.