Difference between granite and quartz.

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What is the difference between granite and quartz? This question is often asked. Quartz is more uniform in appearance, where as each piece of granite is unique and intricate in markings and size of particles. There are other differences between the two and read below to find out more. If you’re not sure which is your preference contact us and we will be happy to help you decide.
Our Granite Collection


Granite is formed in the ground by the fusion of 3 natural minerals: Feldspar, Quartz & Mica. These minerals occur in different proportions & it is this that gives each slab of granite its own colour, texture and unique characteristics.

Advantages of granite

  • 100% natural.
  • Tough & durable.
  • Markings in the stone are inconsistent & unique.
  • Many suppliers let you choose the exact slab your worktops will be cut from.
  • Quality will always be consistent, granite is granite.
Our Quartz Collection


​Unlike Granite, which is 100% natural, Quartz is a semi natural man made product. Quartz is made by mixing the natural mineral quartz with various resins, polymers & pigments. The ratio of these ingredients is approximately 90% quartz to 10% resins, polymers & pigments.

Advantages of quartz

  • Quartz is 100% non porous, so it’s almost impossible to stain
  • Quartz is suitable for use in a kosher kitchen due to it’s non porous properties
  • Available in an almost unlimited choice of colours & finishes
  • Never has to be sealed like granite


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