Quartz vs Granite: Which is the Better Choice for Worktops?

is quartz vs granite better for kitchen worktops?
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If you've found yourself weighing up quartz vs granite in the search for worktop for your new kitchen design, then there are some key differences it's useful to know. 

Quartz and granite have very similar benefits for a kitchen surfaces, however as much as they have in common, it's worth comparing these two materials for durability, heat resistance and how easy they are to clean, alongside considerations such as cost and what they look like. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title Livingetc.com and former digital editor of homebuilding.co.uk. He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.