Granite or Quartz – Which is more suitable for my bathroom vanity top

While granite and quartz are both suitable materials for a bathroom vanity top, quartz is the more practical choice overall.

Quartz is easier to clean and easier to maintain than granite, because it is non-porous (it won’t absorb water). Granite on the other hand is porous.

If you want your bathroom to look like new in ten years’ time, it is best to have a non-porous vanity top. Because they are non-porous, quartz worktops are less likely to stain from chemicals, and they do not discolour. Quartz is also better hygienically than granite, since it doesn’t allow mould growth beyond the top surface.

Quartz is also harder than granite. This is a particularly important point, since the hardness of the two materials dictates their day-to-day durability. Granite is more likely to chip than quartz, although in truth, both materials are extremely durable.

The benefits of quartz over granite:

·         Non-porous;

·         Harder than granite;

·         Easier to clean;

·         Easier to maintain.

The fact that quartz is non-porous means that it is the more practical material for use in wetrooms and bathrooms.

The case for granite in bathrooms

If you have your eye on a beautiful slab of granite for your bathroom vanity top, you needn’t be put off by any of the points made previously.

The key point about granite being porous is nullified when you realise that granite can be sealed to make it non-porous. Sealants provide 6 to 12 months protection, and they can be applied by yourself periodically without much fuss.

A sealed granite vanity top will be as practical as a quartz worktop. The only difference is that you will have to remember to seal the granite periodically.

Design choice and stone availability

We have partnered with leading quartz brands to provide a comprehensive range of branded quartz. Our partners include Compac, Cimstone, Caesar Stone, Silestone, Ersten Quartz, Luna Stone, Samsung Radianz and Santamargherita. We have also partnered with International Stones to offer an unbeatable range of natural granites.

Both stones are as available as one another, and we can offer a 7-day turnaround time on select projects. To find out more about our granite and quartz bathroom vanity tops, please call us on 0113 873 0102 or send us a message here.

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