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What is the difference between quartz and granite worktop?

When doing up a kitchen, many homeowners have the common debate of whether to choose a quartz or granite for the their countertop – as they both provide a similar look.

So, what is the difference between quartz and granite worktop? Here’s how the two materials compare…

  • As far as performance and lifespan go, quartz and granite are very similar and both offer a durable, high quality finish
  • Granite is made of 100% natural stone cut into slabs and polished, whereas quartz is a manufactured stone combined with resin to achieve a similar finish to quartz
  • Due to it being a natural stone, granite is only available in the colours and designs created by Mother Nature – but quartz can be manufactured in hundreds of colours and patterns

Struggling to choose between granite and quartz? Find out which might be the best for you by reading our handy guide: Granite or quartz worktop – which is best?

What’s the cost difference between quartz and granite countertops?

As well as being physically different materials, there’s also a slight difference in the price of quartz and granite countertops. Here are the average costs for quartz and granite countertops in the UK (supply and installation):

  • Quartz countertop – £200 – £550 per m²
  • Granite countertop – £270 – £600 per m²

Read more about prices in our guide to quartz vs granite costs.

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