Quartz and Granite, what's the difference?

Article by Steven Tyler.


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.

Quartz worktops are a semi natural man made product. They are made 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, Cambria, Compac, Unistone and Cimistone.

A quartz worktop by Cambria
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