Marble, Granite or Quartz – How to pick?

July 11, 2018 | Author: | Posted in Kitchen

Picking another kitchen worktop is intense as you need to ensure you’ve picked something tough, viable, perfect, agelessly in vogue, the great incentive for cash and that you’ll adore for a considerable length of time. Regardless of whether you’ve limited the decision down to a stone worktop, for example, marble, rock, limestone or quartz, at that point there are as yet many alternatives accessible. Underneath, we clarify a portion of the contrasts between various kinds of worktop yet in the event that you have any more inquiries, simply call us – our groups are close by to enable you to pick the correct surface for your new kitchen.

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Stone kitchen worktops versus different surfaces

One reason it’s difficult to pick between, marble worktops, quartz worktops, and granite kitchen worktops is that stone has various critical favorable circumstances over most other worktop materials. For instance, all stones – even ‘delicate’ stones like marble – are:

  • Accessible In Multiple Colors and Textures
  • Slice To Fit Your Exact Kitchen
  • Accessible In a Range Of Finishes, Polishes And Edge Details
  • Difficult To Chip or Scratch
  • Warmth Resistant – Even If You Put A Hot Pan Or Cup Of Tea Down
  • Fire and Flame Resistant
  • Unaffected By Cold
  • Nourishment Safe
  • Won’t Fade In Sunlight
  • Simple to Clean
  • Heavier Than Wood, Lino or Tiles
  • Should Be Cut, Shaped and Polished Using Special Tools
  • What’s more, have little or No Grouting to Discolor or Rot Away

Stone additionally goes about as a warmth sink, which is the reason proficient baked good culinary experts and chocolate creators utilize marble or rock kitchen worktops to make their items.

Characteristic versus designed stone

Because of current advances, it is presently conceivable to make the stone in a production line, utilizing holding operators or cutting edge procedures to tie stone particles together into new structures. They are frequently made essentially of normal quartz. These inventive items are known as ‘designed’ or ‘handled’ stones, to separate them from ‘regular’ stones like marble, rock, and limestone which are framed in the world’s surface and mined from quarries.

Built stones have been painstakingly intended to satisfy the capacity they’re expected for. Therefore, they’re a perfect decision for kitchen and washroom worktops. And additionally the generally favorable circumstances recorded above, the built stone is:

  • Accessible in many hues, including essential hues and gem tones
  • Accessible in many surfaces, from plain to complex
  • Simple to coordinate
  • Made in a scope of thicknesses, reasonable for various utilizations, for example, divider cladding, worktops, and flooring
  • Normally non-permeable, which amounts to nothing is consumed by it – not smells, microscopic organisms, fluid or anything
  • About difficult to recolor
  • Waterproof
  • Commonly 90-95% quartz

By differentiate; common stones are shaped in topographical procedures, so their hues and surfaces are made by the shot. This implies characteristic stones are:

  • Accessible in the hues and surfaces nature gives
  • Every piece is totally extraordinary, so might be difficult to coordinate
  • Can be permeable so should be fixed amid fabricate or establishment

Difficult to recolor, especially in the wake of fixing

Rock is one of the hardest materials on the planet, which is one reason stone kitchen worktops are so looked for after. This lovely stone is normally non-permeable, difficult to stain, scratch or chip and simple to administer to. By differentiating, marble is a more fragile stone as, in spite of the fact that it’s extreme as shake, it’s permeable and responds with acids and soluble bases. This implies except if it is fixed it can recolor or be harmed by sustenance’s and fluids, for example, red wine, lemon juice, and vinegar. Luckily, fixing is extremely successful and a standard piece of our procedure.

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Astrum Granite is the largest fabricator and installer of granite worktops, marble worktops, and quartz worktops stone countertops. We have over 2,000 stone colors. And providing Servicing in the united kingdom.


Astrum Granite is one of the most popular countertop materials that we carry here at As we k now that Granite is a durable choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and more. Since there are thousands of different unique colors of granite are available, it is the effective and perfect natural stone to fit the stylish décor of any project.

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