Quartz vs Granite – Which Should You Choose?

Quartz and granite are our specialities; both offering an incredible amount of benefits when used as kitchen worktops. Both materials offer a number of benefits and have become the two most popular choices within the industry. As a result, they often find themselves compared to each other. So in the case of Quartz vs. Granite, who comes out on top?

Kitchen Worktops In Essex & Kent

The granite worktops we supply in Essex and Kent are quarried naturally. They’re quarried from the earth in great chunks of stone, eventually cut and polished into the granite worktops you know and see today. Quartz worktops are made from crushed quartz mixed with resin. Being essentially man-made, they can be created in a number of different colours and patterns.


Quartz worktops are incredibly strong, just as strong as granite in fact. They have the added benefit of being more flexible which makes installation much easier.

Quartz is non-porous and requires no sealing. This makes quartz worktops, whether they’re in your Kent kitchen or Essex bathroom, stain resistant and maintenance free.

Quartz is incredibly durable so a dropped glass or dropped knife is likely to leave no mark. A quick clean up with a damp cloth will solve the spillage problem in an instant.

Quartz will usually have visible seams, however these can be hidden to an extent by choosing a darker colour.

Due to the sheer weight of quartz, professional installation is a must.

Pros And Cons Of Granite Worktops

Due to granite coming straight from the earth, the appearance will never be totally uniform. While some may find this a drawback, others will see it as a huge benefit.

Granite worktops require sealing before they’re used as well as annually in order to keep it protected and looking its best. Granite’s a naturally porous stone and can only be considered stain-resistant when it’s been professionally sealed.

Granite worktops are incredibly durable being made from a naturally tough rock however, like quartz, they cannot be considered indestructible. With correct maintenance however, they’re more than able to withstand normal day-to-day activities, lasting you a lifetime.

Granite worktops are known to add value to your home, much more than quartz worktops.


So in answer to the question: quartz vs. granite, which is the best choice for you? Simply put, the one that you find most favourable to look at, the one that fits your budget and the one that fits the style and look you’re trying to create. Both quartz and granite worktops are high quality so there really is no wrong choice, just personal preference.

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01 / Projects
Working with you
The Only Way Is Granite works with the customer to see exactly what you have in mind, to see what style and colour of kitchen you have so we can find out what colour stone will best suit their kitchen.
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At The Only Way Is Granite we pride ourselves on the service we provide as well as the quality of the installations we carry out.
Enhancing your Kitchen
The Only Way Is Granite will enhance the beauty and feel of any kitchen. Granite worktops provide you with tough surfaces.
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We can install your new worktop within one day.
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Adding one of our worktops to your kitchen will not only be cost effective but will give a real feel of luxury too.
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03 / Testimonials
Mrs & Mr Aston

Dear The Only Way Is Granite Thank you for the new granite work tops recently installed. Your advice has been superb through out the whole process of who to use and what granite would be best. We feel that the choice we made when choosing you was without question one of the easiest parts of the whole purchasing scenario. Also we feel secure that you are quite local and that it gave us confidence that you visited in person. It gave us a person to come back to if we needed to. But once again I must let you know that we are extremely happy with you and your installation team.

Chris Baxter

Thank you for the recently fitted granite tops, you were right with the colour it does make the room look lighter and more spacious. It has totally transformed our kitchen, it’s like a new kitchen, we will be the envy of our neighbours!

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