What is the difference between Granite and Quartz?

This is a question we get asked a lot by customers who are unsure which one would be best for their needs and want to know the differences in order to make a decision about what material is best for their space.

Granite is a completely natural indigenous rock, it is quarried from the ground in huge blocks before being cut into large slabs. One side is then polished, making it ready for use. Because granite is a natural material, the patterns and the colours can vary from one piece to another. This helps to give it more random veining and uneven colour patterns, which can be especially noticeable in lighter colours.

Quartz, on the other hand, is a man-made material that is produced using around 93% of natural quartz. This natural quartz is crushed to a fine powder, it is then mixed with around 7% of a resin based composite to form quartz slabs. Quartz has a look that is similar to granite, but due to the manufacturing nature, it is more uniform in both its patterns and its toning – ideal for those who want a more subtle shade.

When it comes to maintenance, quartz is very easy to keep looking great – so easy, in fact, that it is almost maintenance free – it should just require wiping down to keep it looking great. Granite, on the other hand, does require a little more maintenance to keep it looking its best. It is recommended that you have your granite resealed every 6-12 months, but it is eminently worth it, as, with the correct maintenance, granite should last an extremely long time.

Thank you to all at Marble 2 Marvel for our stunning granite worktops. From initial enquiry through to fitting and payment the service and product have been top quality

Mr & Mrs R – Catsfield

Marble 2 Marvel are the company to use….. Everyone …  Avi the owner, Vanessa, the fitters and  Ian ‘the amazing templating guy’ are extremely professional, so friendly and,most importantly, are perfectionists. We are absolutely  thrilled with our  stunning work surfaces and would,without doubt,recommend this company. We have had so many ‘wow’ comments already!! 

Liz & Mike 


I must say how impressed I was with your installation team. I understand it was a very complex situation and it took 5 operatives to finally get the stone in place! However it now looks fantastic and the whole kitchen has exceeded our expectations.

Mr O’Neill, Stone Cross.


We are very satisfied with the service and very happy with the result, we obviously made a good choice and we would certainly recommend you.

Mr Oaten, Sedlescombe.

We wish to put on record our appreciation of the way we have been served right from the initial viewing of the worktop choices through to the efficient installation and finish of the worktop that now graces our new kitchen.

Mr and Mrs Kadwill, Eastbourne.

I was really happy with the excellent service provided by Marble 2 Marvel when I recently purchased new work tops. Every detail mattered to them and because of that I am a completely satisfied customer. Many thanks to their team.

Mrs Sandaver, Hastings.

I thought I should let you know we are absolutely delighted with our new Silestone worktop. It looks spectacular and finishes our new kitchen off perfectly…

Review by Mrs Pont in Bexhil on Sea who purchased the Silestone worktop.