When it comes to designing your new kitchen a good place to start is the worktops. Because along with flooring they are highly prominent and pack a punch on the overall scheme. In terms of premium kitchen worktops, choose a finish that will complement or contrast and if you like the idea of granite or quartz let’s weigh up some pros and cons…

Pros and Cons of Granite Kitchen Worktops

Granite is a popular choice adding quality to a kitchen. It’s also splendid in appearance and totally durable, just what you need in a worktop. The thing about granite is that it’s also characteristically resilient because it is a natural stone. This, therefore, makes it a long-lasting investment and one that won’t depreciate in value. After using, your granite surfaces will need a little bit of TLC so wipe with warm water and soap to preserve the stones naturally radiant form.

One drawback, however, to granite is that it cannot be repaired if damaged. It’s also incredibly porous and will need sealing once in every two years. As we’ve mentioned before granite is completely organic and so colours can often be limited. It’s additionally weighty and so will need support from your cabinetry in the long-term.

Pros and Cons of Quartz Kitchen Worktops

Quartz kitchen worktops are fabricated from one of the Earth’s hardest materials. Worktops can be customised according to preference and come in a variety of colours. Although manmade, quartz is still sturdy as though it were natural stone. It also repels bacteria and hardly stains making cleaning up an absolute doddle. Other common attributes of quartz kitchen worktops are that the material is iridescent and scratch-proof. It’s this quality in stone that makes quartz dependable and the results are always polished. What’s more, it only contains waste materials and helps keep our planet green.

There’s no doubt that quartz has some fabulous qualities but it pays to consider all options. Because unlike granite it can’t handle much heat and is also expensive compared. But don’t let these minor points put you off because when all is said and done, quartz kitchen worktops are strong and hardy and they look absolutely divine.

Discover Silestone Kitchen Worktops

If you’re looking to create a new kitchen setting, choosing the worktop can often be difficult but if you visit our Wakefield showroom you’ll find inspiration aplenty. More specifically quartz leader Silestone offers an assemblage of luxury finishes and their Nebula Alpha line does not disappoint, especially in stunning Calypso. To gather ideas for kitchen worktops why not browse our residential portfolio? Alternatively, book your exclusive showroom appointment and discover our Silestone collection.

The Nebula Alpha Series by Silestone featuring Calypso grey worktops.