Quartz Vs Slate | Countertop Comparison

Quartz Vs Slate | Countertop Comparison
Quartz and slate are both very durable and stylish materials that can make a fashionable statement as countertops, vanities, and bar tops. These materials can be used in areas that experience high volumes of wear and tear, but do have some differences in terms of composition and design.

Firstly, it is important to understand that the way these materials are created is very different. Quartz that is used for countertop purposes is actually an engineered stone created by man from natural quartz minerals. Slabs of quartz used for countertops contain about 93% crushed quartz combined with about 7% polyester resin. These stones contain consistent patterns, and can come in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures. Since quartz is man-made, it is completely non-porous, and the consistent patterns make it easier to hide seams. The stone is also highly durable, and can do well in a high traffic area. Quartz is made by a variety of popular companies, such as Caesarstone, Quantra, and Santa Margherita.

Slate is very attractive, durable, and non-porous, making it one of the easiest countertop materials to care for and maintain as it does not require sealing. It has a stylish uniform look that is ideal for modern design settings. Slate comes in colors like black, grey, pewter, brown, red, green, and even blue. Stylistically, slate offer subdued appearance, which is ideal if you want your countertops to compliment the overall design of an area rather than be the focal point.

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