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Granite or Quartz - Picking the Right Countertop Material

In India, Kitchen is the centre of our family's day to day living, reason can be infinite gossip or peaceful morning tea or coffee. Having a beautiful kitchen implies a joyful family environment. While designing or renovating a kitchen, there are many parameters including cabinets, chimneys, countertops, duct, ventilation, hob etc. In this article, we will focus on one of the most important key element: Countertops.


Countertops: Kitchen tops selection plays a key role in overall kitchen look and functionality as we spend 80% time in the kitchen on countertops directly or indirectly through cutting, chopping, grinding, spillover and stains. A well-selected countertop should support all mentioned functionality along with family persona, so let's evaluate two widely available countertops material in India:

  • Granite

  • Quartz

Granite:

Granite is a completely natural stone and available in 100+ colours. Its hardness is around 6-6.5 on the Mohs scale:



Good at:

  • heat & scratch resistant:

  • super friendly maintenance

  • high durability

  • zero dampness possibility

  • no colour fade due to sunlight exposure