|Worksurface material||Hardness in Mohs’ scale||Advantages||Disadvantages|
Granite is with high density and low porosity 100% natural material that is perfectly suitable for both kitchen and bathroom worktops. We stock mainly polished granite, but in some colours also honed and leather finish are available.
|7||100% natural, scratch resistant, heat resistant, big selection of colours, hygienic, easy to clean, all dark granites have very low porosity 0-0,2%.||Light granites need to be sealed to reduce porosity. Even being sealed, light granites may temporarily get darker if a liquid stays on the surface for extended time. After drying though, the original colour is restored.|
For worktops Carrara marble is the most popular choice because it’s elegant and timeless look. We stock both honed and polished Carrara marble. Marble is not the most practical choice for kitchen worktops, but in some markets it is still extremely popular.
|4||100% natural, beautiful marble look, heat resistant.||Scratchable by hard objects, acids leave stains.|
Quartz consists of 93% natural substances and 7% of pigments and resins. Quartz is with very low porosity and is one of the most practical materials for kitchen worktops.
|7||Very difficult to break, scratch resistant, most colours are heat resistant, resistant to acids, hygienic, easy to clean, very low porosity 0,01%. Huge choice of colours.||Black quartz is slightly softer than other colours as more pigment needs to be added.|