Which type of worktop surface is the most durable?
When choosing a new worktop for your home, one of the most common questions customers ask is about the durability and lifespan of the product. As well as looking amazing, your kitchen surface must also be functional, and this is a conversation that needs to be discussed before choosing one of the three most popular surfaces which are granite, quartz or marble.
One of the hardest natural materials on the planet and second only to diamond. It is derived from hot magma deep within the Earth’s surface and is formed by pressure and heat. Granite can last 100+ years if it is looked after and maintained with care. It is pretty heat resistant, hence why it works so great as a kitchen work surface.
The better you look after your granite worktop, the longest it is going to last. Once a granite worktop is installed, it needs to be sealed as being a natural rock, the material is porous meaning it is likely to absorb any spillages and unfortunately lead to staining. While some granite worktops will be to be resealed annually, others have been known to last as long as 10 years before finally needing to be resealed. Despite this, for those wanting longevity from their granite worktop, proper maintenance and resealing is necessary.
A metamorphic rock composed of recrystallised carbonate minerals, most commonly dolomite or calcite. Although marble is a fairly soft stone, it is a pretty tough material and is a popular choice for many when choosing a new kitchen worktop. One of the most important factors that must be considered when choosing a marble countertop is the risk of staining, you’ll need to be slightly more aware of the surface you’re dealing with or just be happy to let it go if you notice a small mark or spot. We love things with character and the ability to remain timeless and marble is definitely a material with these fantastic qualities.
made from around 90% natural quartz and 10% resins, polymers and pigments. Which comes together to form a beautiful man-made surface which does not contain any pours or cracks. Because of this, quartz is the easiest surface to maintain as it requires less cleaning, the non-porous material has no entry points for bacteria and harmful substances. One of the main selling points of quartz is that it doesn’t require the same level of care as a natural stone such as granite, quartz does not need to be regularly resealed and therefore makes it popular with families who need to resilient and low maintenance countertop service while looking fantastic.
At Capital Granite, we have a wide range of granite, marble and quartz worktops available to view today. Our experienced team are sure to find you’re the perfect work surface that will transform your kitchen. If you would like to find out more information, please gives us a call on 020 8531 2963 or contact our email email@example.com.