Granite vs Quartz comparison

Granite and Quartz are very popular worktop choices, in fact, I would suggest the best work surfaces you can get. Granite is a very strong natural stone with unique patterns and colours. It is heat and scratch resistant but also porous and therefore possible to stain if you do not seal it correctly, please check with suppliers as not all are sealed, here at platinum granite all your granite is sealed with the best products available and we offer a maintenance package or can show you how to seal yourself and even sell you the trade products to do so.

The quartz used in worktops is a man-made combination of resins and crushed quartz. The resulting surface is non-porous, meaning it is more stain resistant than granite and requires less maintenance and no sealing at all. Quartz is also heat and scratch resistant, however, we would advise on using a chopping board and never put hot pans directly onto quartz as it can burn and scratch as it’s not as heat and scratch resistant as the granite, unlike granite quartz is available in more colours and patterns as is man-made and pieces can be made to match unlike the unique granite.

Comparison chart

Granite versus Quartz comparison chart

Granite Quartz
Durability Durable Durable but can scratch
Resistant to acidic foods Mostly Yes
May be damaged by cleaning liquids Yes, depending on ingredients. Use gentle dish soaps. Yes but not as bad as the granite however recommended to clean with soapy water
Porous Yes No
Cost Platinum granite have good direct supply of both so usually around the same price unless you go for the rate granites like Azul Bahia etc but the usual colours are same on price Platinum granite have good direct supply of both so usually around the same price unless you go for the rate granites like Azul Bahia etc but the usual colours are same on price
Usable outdoors Yes Not in harsh conditions
Stainable Yes Less stainable
Heat resistant Yes Only to a certain point any hot pans will burn the quartz
Scratch resistant Mostly Mostly
Low maintenance Yes, but clean up spills immediately and reseal once every two years. Lighter-coloured granites, which are more porous, may require additional maintenance. Yes

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The team, Platinum Granite