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Worktop debate: quartz vs granite?

Ever since this pandemic came, I realized I had so much time at my hands. We have this shed that I'd like to turn into a working shed for my wife and me. She's into plants and planting whatnots, and I fix stuff or create stuff. Anyways, I'm already at the worktops and I don't know what to get. I don't want a wooden worktop because termites and other bugs might infest it. I want a stone slab something or other. I searched about it and found an article from Caesarstone that talked about different worktops. I think we have granite in our kitchen but it takes some love and care and maintenance to make it look like a beaut. But I don't want to do that again for our worktops in the shed because it'll require more maintenance. So I'm thinking of getting quartz instead. What do you blokes think? Quartz - maybe worth a shot?

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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,404
    Nice one @Obelixx😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • TackTack Central South UKPosts: 878
    For a workshop I'd look for offcuts going cheaply of any type of stone, quatrz etc. Serious savings to be made. Also second hand worktop.
  • Ever since this pandemic came, I realized I had so much time at my hands. We have this shed that I'd like to turn into a working shed for my wife and me. She's into plants and planting whatnots, and I fix stuff or create stuff. Anyways, I'm already at the worktops and I don't know what to get. I don't want a wooden worktop because termites and other bugs might infest it. I want a stone slab something or other. I searched about it and found an article from Caesarstone that talked about different worktops. I think we have granite in our kitchen but it takes some love and care and maintenance to make it look like a beaut. But I don't want to do that again for our worktops in the shed because it'll require more maintenance. So I'm thinking of getting quartz instead. What do you blokes think? Quartz - maybe worth a shot?
    I only wanted to quote the last bit. What's with the blokes being asked? If my OH wanted to treat me I'd definitely need to be consulted but agree about getting an offcut purely on cost.
  • IsaacMillslHriIsaacMillslHri Posts: 1
    edited May 2021
    I think that both are good. I was working in a furniture store for many years. Indeed, these materials are durable and do not absorb liquids. So you will not have the problem with the spots on it, and they are temperature resistant, so you can put a hot pan on it for some seconds, and it will not burst and will not be damaged. We ordered dallas white stone kitchen countertop for our house. It resembles marble in design but is slightly more practical and wear-resistant than a real marble one.

  • Thanks for the answers!
  • Hi. I did my Kitchen Installation from Work-Tops.com . The are having a good collection of natural stones, such as; Granite, Quartz, Marble, Tile, Limestone etc.( https://www.work-tops.com/pages/collection ). Both Quartz & Granite worktops are good, but both have advantages and disadvantages. While Granite worktop is heat resistance, scratch resistance, and durable; like this quartz worktop also resistant to stain, resistant to bacteria, durable etc. One can go with either Quartz or else Granite, but they need to keep in mind regarding the price, the colour suits to house etc. 
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