Key differences between a quartz worktop and a porcelain worktop

 

When it comes to choosing the worktop for your kitchen, you might get confused due to the availability of a large number of choices. Both porcelain and quartz are top sellers but are not at all different in terms of characteristics.

Porcelain and quartz are growing in popularity with each passing day. They are being used extensively for home renovations. Both porcelain and quartz differ from each other and come with a long list of characteristic features. By looking at the features of each material and comparing the same, one can get a basic idea about the differences between the two. Let’s look at them in the following section:

Characteristics of porcelain worktops:

  1. Neolith sintered porcelain offers one with a huge range of colours, patterns and finishing work to choose from. It is one of the best materials one can go with. The various patterns are due to the fact that raw materials of porcelain have varied pigmentation.
  2. Porcelain has one of the coolest features, it is UV resistant. Hence you won’t have to worry about its appearance. Even if one places it directly under sunlight or next to heat sources like your cooktop, it does not really matter, the porcelain will retain its shine.
  3. The most vulnerable thing for a worktop is that it may get dirty and stained. Porcelain worktops, on the other hand, are stain resistant. Any kind of spillages, be it chemicals, food, drinks or anything else, neolith worktops will have a clean look. Be it on the kitchen floors or neolith bathroom porcelain, keeping it clean is easy.
  1. Porcelain is scratch resistant and hence one can be rest assured as chances of accidentally damaging your worktop are next to nil. Be it a slip of a knife or any sharp object your neolith tiles, dekton tiles and laminam tiles will not be damaged.
  2. Porcelain slabs come in large sizes; hence the untidy look of multiple infused slabs can be avoided in dekton bathroom, laminam bathroom or ceralsioi bathroom setups.
  1. Porcelain is really easy to handle, from installation to preparation of the worktop. This is because it can be cut with ease. Porcelain comes in larger sheets up to 3200x1600mm which makes it the ideal material, if one is looking, wants to avoid joints.

Characteristics of quartz worktops:

  1. Quartz is highly popular and is always the first preference for people to use in their kitchen worktops.
  2. Unlike natural stones, quartz does not require maintenance and gives absolutely no headache to the house owner. It needs extremely low maintenance.
  3. Quartz being a non-porous material is extremely easy to clean and handle.
  4. Much like porcelain, quartz is scratch resistant too. Hence sharp objects do not pose problems but preliminary precautions need to be taken to lessen the chances for accidental damage.
  5. Since quartz is a naturally occurring material that is taken out of quarries and sliced to shape in the form of slabs, chances of your quartz kitchen worktop having visual imperfections and issues with its structural integrity are next to null.