If someone asks you about your new kitchen and you say you are going for quartz countertops, then they may look at you with some confusion. When most people think kitchen work surfaces, they think either wood or granite countertops. So which should you go for? Which one looks more appealing?

Let’s go through the pros and cons of each to help you decide…

Granite is still the biggest selling material when it comes to countertops but quartz catching up due to its versatility and its resistance to most of the little accidents you may have in the kitchen. Granite meanwhile offers durability and strength, two things that are attractive when it comes to the kitchen where we will be spending a lot of time preparing meals and increasingly entertaining guests.

Quartz edges it when it comes to stain resistance because it is nonporous and will remain so for as long as you have it. Granite is a natural stone, so it needs to be sealed to prevent any liquid leaking through and spoiling the look of the stone. If the seal wears or is damaged in anyway then it will need to be replaced.

Another reason why quartz is becoming popular is down to its hygienic properties. Because it is non-porous, germs are unlikely to get into the material and hide there after you have cleaned the surface.

So this, then, leaves us with which one is the most attractive. This really depends on the kind of finish you prefer. If you like your countertops natural looking then granite may be the choice. If youprefer not to see the joins and prefer something more slick then quartz may be the way to go. It really comes down to your personal taste. Quartz can also come in a variety of patterns and colours to suit any style of kitchen as can granite.