Of course, everyone has heard of granite, as it's probably the most popular material for kitchen worktops around the world. But while granite will always have a special place as a kitchen worktop material, there's no arguing with the fact that quartz is quickly taking second place as a worktop material. So, what's so special about quartz as a worktop material? What makes it different from the other materials out there, including granite? If you're still debating whether to go for granite, quartz, or another material for your worktop, you may want to consider quartz seriously. Here's why it makes complete sense to go for a quartz worktop for your modern kitchen.

  • It’s tough and strong

A quartz worktop is natural in the sense that it comes from particles of quartz, but the slab itself is made in a factory, so it is considered an engineered stone. That is what makes quartz worktops extra tough and strong. A typical worktop made of quartz is 90% particles of quartz mixed with 10% resins and other binding materials and pigments, and this high concentration of quartz adds to its strength. Quartz worktops are known for their resistance to chips, stains, and scratches, and you can use your quartz worktop without worrying about damage from pots and pans, knives, and plates. Plus, it adds value to your kitchen.

  • It’s non-porous

Another aspect which makes quartz worktops stand out is their being non-porous. Since a quartz worktop is non-porous, it will not have any minute cracks or holes where liquids or spills can soak through. Even if you spill something on your quartz worktop, it will not easily absorb the spill, and it won’t absorb stains, either. Also, because it is non-porous, it is much more hygienic and sanitary compared to other materials. If you have young children, you won’t have to worry about bacteria or dirt from your quartz kitchen worktop.

  • It’s not a chore to maintain

Quartz worktops don’t require sealing unlike other natural stone worktops such as granite, which needs to be sealed once in a while. Because of this, your quartz worktop is not a chore to maintain. But apart from this, quartz worktops are easily cleaned – you don’t need to scrub the worktop down just to get rid of a spill or stain on the surface. All you need to do is wipe it down with a soft cloth and soap and water, and you’re set.

  • It comes in different designs and colours

Another aspect which sets quartz countertops apart is their variety. Quartz worktops come in different designs and colours, and since they are man-made, you can even choose a custom colour and pattern you want. If you would like your home's decorative elements to match or would like a pattern or hue that suits your home's theme, it's easy to find a quartz worktop which fits the bill. Whether you want a quartz worktop that's shiny or matte, you can quickly find one depending on your home or kitchen's design and style.  

Furthermore, since quartz worktops are made in a factory, they have a more uniform look compared to other natural stones. If you prefer a continuous, uniform look throughout your home or kitchen, quartz worktops are ideal.


Published by Zachary McGavin