Porcelain or Quartz for your new Kitchen Worktops?4 min read

When it comes to the kitchen, there is so much to consider, from the choice of flooring to the colour the cabinets will be painted. Worktops are the focal point in most kitchens, so getting the style and material right is crucial in creating that dream kitchen you have always wanted. Porcelain and Quartz both have advantages in their elements and features that prove a popular choice in modern homes today, but which one will you choose?

This blog will look at each material in detail and help you create your perfect kitchen design. Let’s start 2023 the right way!

The benefits of Porcelain and Quartz worktops

There is an abundance of benefits for both porcelain and quartz worktops, so let’s check them out and be that one step closer to creating your dream kitchen.

The Design

Have you got a specific design idea in mind? A certain colour and style? Both quartz and porcelain come in a variety of colours, finishes and designs, you will be spoilt for choice. We take a look at Caesarstone’s collection.

Caesarstone has been pioneering the stone surface sector with cutting-edge technology and innovative yet timeless designs since 1987. Years of experience, along with care and dedication is how they have made a huge success in the stone industry. Their Supernatural Collection combines nature’s spirit with the improved durability and performance of porcelain and quartz surfaces. 540 Monumental is a striking-toned grey porcelain surface and 6338 Woodlands is a dark-chocolate quartz surface with bold yet graceful earthy veining.

The Metropolitan Collection also offers both porcelain and quartz surfaces. Both, dark surfaces that present a bold and uncompromising style and a more natural, textured look can be found in this collection and we believe you will find the perfect feature for your home.

For example, the 413 White Ciment is a stunning porcelain worktop that gives a cloud-like illusion that boasts an industrial aesthetic. Or something a little darker? How about the 5810 Black Tempal, a quartz surface that offers a complex composition capturing the feel of a starry night touching water?

Take a look below at the Caesarstone surface 6338 Woodlands fabricated and installed in this recent bar project. We worked with Planet Furniture on this design to produce a spectacular bar in the barn. Who needs their local cocktail bar? The description of this beautiful stone sounds tempting due to the dark-chocolate base and it certainly calls out luxe and industrial vibes. We are in awe!

413 White Ciment

How Durable Are Both Materials

Both porcelain and quartz worktops are very durable and high-quality, which is a must to keep up with the demands of modern life. Whether your kitchen worktops are used for meal prep, a children’s place to do crafts or somewhere to gather for entertaining, then strength and resistance are crucial for a long-lasting and hard-wearing surface.

Both of these surfaces are resistant to stains and scratches too, making them suitable and hugely popular for family households. Quartz is moderately heat resistant but porcelain is even more so. To ensure the lifelong beauty of any of these worktops, it is still recommended to use heat-safe barriers such as trivets.

Are They Both Hygienic?

Both surfaces are hygienic in kitchens and bathrooms, especially where practising good hygiene is essential. Each surface is non-porous, meaning that no moisture should be absorbed, preventing any bacterial growth. It is so easy to keep these surfaces clean, simply use a disinfectant and wipe away any germs, the ideal solution for busy households and those with children. Save time and effort with a quartz or porcelain surface.

UV Resistant

Porcelain countertops are resistant to the sun’s UV rays, the surface will not be discoloured by the sun and is the ideal worktop material for enhancing your outdoor space. There are many quartz countertops available on the market that are specifically designed for the outdoors too.

The Outdoor Collection by Caesarstone offers reliability and peace of mind for those wanting to dine al fresco this summer. These particular surfaces are resistant to harsh sunlight and protected from being affected by variable temperatures, making them an excellent choice for outdoor settings.

Quartz or Porcelain? Which One Is Right For You?

Now it’s time to find out which surface is right for you. We hope we have covered everything about each material and how both quartz and porcelain have many advantages. Each one is growing in popularity, more homeowners are venturing outside with their homes, building incredible kitchen spaces and others are improving their homes with a brand new kitchen update.

No matter which one you choose, both materials will last for many years to come and look just as beautiful as the day they were fitted. There are plenty of designs, finishes and colours to feast your eyes on allowing you to design your kitchen exactly how you want it.

Cawdor Stone Gallery are a division of the Cawdor Group, one of the UK’s leading natural stone providers. With over 30 years of experience, our highly qualified team have undertaken international projects of all sizes, providing high-quality materials and a comprehensive range of stone-related services to a range of projects. Contact us today for more info on Quartz or Porcelain worktops.

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