Hawthorne Kitchens - Stone Countertops

Quartz VS Granite

Quartz countertops are made from natural quartz which happens to be one of the hardest minerals on earth. It is also made up of glass and metallic flecks to create the beautiful designs you see in our showroom. Quartz is a non-porous material which means that bacteria can’t grow, it is also very stain resistant. All this allows us to use our kitchen the way it was meant to be used without constantly worrying about your countertop standing the test of time. You never have to worry about remembering to seal your countertop either! Quartz has so many beautiful designs to choose from. These designs range from white to black, from solid colours to veined designs and sparkled ones!

Granite is a very commonly known material as it has been popular for many years. Granite is a natural rock that is cut from its natural state, it is then cut and polished for your home. This is a very dense and hard material that can also handle changes in temperature well. You will have to make sure you keep on top of maintenance for this material, it will need to be sealed regularly to avoid stains and discolouration. Due to being a natural stone all slabs will look different and you will often need to plan your kitchen around the fact that each slab can look different. For example if your kitchen will require just over one slab, your island could look slightly different from the rest of your kitchen.