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Granite vs Quartz: which is the best stone for kitchen worktops

Modern homeowners require kitchen worktops that are functional, practical and seamlessly blend with the interior design of their space. But, with countless colours, finishes and materials on the market, it can be difficult to know what’s right for your home.

Your kitchen worktop will be the defining feature of your space which is why in this article, we will be comparing the two most popular worktop materials, granite and quartz. 

What are the benefits of quartz worktops?

Quartz kitchen countertops have always been an incredibly popular choice with our customers, noted for their aesthetic beauty and versatility. But aesthetics aside, quartz is also an incredibly practical, functional, and low-maintenance worktop. It is perfect for busy homes and kitchen connoisseurs alike, being scratch, heat and water resistant. 

However, one of the biggest benefits of quartz is that it can be custom-made to replicate the likes of marble, granite and other sought-after minerals. We find that the flexibility of this stone makes it an ideal choice for homeowners with a creative flare looking to design a beautiful bespoke space.

What are the benefits of granite worktops?

Granite is equally, if not more popular than granite as it is seen as the most practical choice for any kitchen. With an impressive Moh’s hardness rating of 7, granite is one of the most durable and hard-wearing worktop materials on the market. 

They are great at managing high heat, and unlike other materials, granite will not melt or blister. Plus, granite is one of the few materials you can cut directly onto as it won’t be scratched or chipped- although you will need to sharpen your knives!

Much like quartz, granite is just as low maintenance and requires a simple wipe-down with a mild detergent. Best of all, it is stain and chemical-resistant; perfect for use in the everyday kitchen.

Which stone is cheaper?

Generally, granite tends to work out cheaper than quartz, but this is not always the case. The price of your worktop, whether it is granite or quartz, will depend on the size of your worktop, the colour, finish and design specifications. With these worktops being such bespoke creations, it is difficult to compare prices. 

We always recommend speaking to our Eurostone team, who will be able to find the perfect worktop to fit within your budget. 

How to decide which stone is best for your kitchen

Choosing the right granite or quartz kitchen countertop for your home is a big decision; not only is it an investment, but it will likely become the focal point of your space. We always encourage customers to visit our showroom to see the wide variety of quartz and granite worktops available and get a feel for what they like. 

Our team will be able to guide you through the process, understanding the key characteristics you are looking for and how your worktop will be used in the space. We can help you find the perfect fit for your home that looks stunning and will last a lifetime. 

If you would like to learn more about our Granite and Quartz Kitchen Countertops or have any other questions about any of our other products, please get in touch with us today on 0161 287 0715 or email us at

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