Quartz and Granite, what's the difference?

Article By Steven Tyler

What is Granite?

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

The advantages of Granite:

The disadvantages of Granite:

What is Quartz?

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 and pigments. The ratio of these ingredients is approximately 90% quartz to 10% resins, polymers and pigments.

The most popular brands of Quartz are Silestone, Caesarstone, Compac, Unistone and Cimistone.

The advantages of Quartz:

The disadvantages of Quartz:

Example of a granite worktop