Difference between granite and quartz
What is the difference between granite and quartz? This question is often asked. Quartz is more uniform in appearance, where as each piece of granite is unique and intricate in markings and size of particles. There are other differences between the two and read below to find out more. If you're not sure which is your preference contact us and we will be happy to help you decide.
Granite is formed in the ground by the fusion of 3 natural minerals: Feldspar, Quartz & Mica. These minerals occur in different proportions & it is this that gives each slab of granite its own colour, texture and unique characteristics.
Advantages of granite
Unlike Granite, which is 100% natural, Quartz is a semi natural man made product. Quartz is made by mixing the natural mineral quartz with various resins, polymers & pigments. The ratio of these ingredients is approximately 90% quartz to 10% resins, polymers & pigments.
Advantages of quartz