FAQ: Granite and Quartz
What’s the difference between a granite and a quartz worktop?
Granite is a naturally occurring stone that is quarried. It is an igneous rock that is composed various rocks and minerals. The colouring of granite varies not just from site to site, but within the stones themselves. Granite is durable and strong, however, it is a naturally porous rock and must be sealed. Granite is easy to clean and requires yearly sealing.
Quartz worktops are man made using 90-95% quartz, resin, and add-ins like tints and other stones. Often, quartz worktops are made to simulate natural stone, however, some worktops come in hues not seen in nature. Quartz is durable, strong, and nonporous. It requires no sealing and is easy to clean.
Which is more expensive?
Cost varies across both types of worktops.
The cost of granite depends on where it was quarried, how common the stone itself is, and the cost of transportation.
The cost of quartz depends on the manufacturer and the add-ins used. Quartz is often broken up into groups. We currently offer four different groups, with 1 being the least expensive and 4 being the most.
The least expensive option is generally a group 1 quartz worktop, however, because you will be living with your worktop choice for a long time, we recommend you focus on what you like rather than cost.
Is granite or quartz better?
The best way to determine whether a granite or quartz worktop is better for you is to consider how it will be used and your level of commitment. Both granite and quartz worktops have their benefits.
Granite worktops are strong, durable, and highly sought after. They can help increase the value of your home. However, granite worktops will require yearly sealing to keep them looking great.
Quartz worktops are also strong and durable. They are nonporous and heat-resistant.
Where can I view samples of your worktops?
We know that this is a big decision. To make it easier, we can mail you a sample. You can also visit one of our wholesalers to view our granite in person. For more information, give us a call at 020 3532 5006.
Do I need to do anything before you make your worktop template?
For a new installation, all cabinetry must be in place for us to create an accurate template. Your cooker should be placed appropriately. We’ll also need to have faucet fixtures and sinks on site for measurement. Essentially, we’ll be making a giant pattern from which to cut your worktop, so we’ll need to know how many holes to cut, where to cut them, and how many slabs it will take. Having your cabinets installed and your fixtures available will allow us to determine all this.
Should I be present during the templating process?
Not only would we enjoy meeting you but your presence will ensure that we have all the information we need to fabricate your new kitchen worktop. We’ll need you or a representative to be onsite during templating and installation to discuss the details like jointing and upstand height. That way, everything is to your specifications. Plus, we’ll need you to sign off on the work.
How long does the process take?
Ideally, a new worktop is templated and installed within 7 to 12 working days. For example, if we template on a Monday, we hope to fit and install a new worktop the following week by Tuesday or Wednesday. However, scheduling is dependent on our diary, which is often filled about 2-4 weeks in advance. Once you commit to a new worktop, we can work together to determine your ideal schedule. On occasion, turnaround may be longer, especially if we need to special order materials, however, you will always be informed if this is the case. We are always clear about timelines because we know your time is valuable. We will never give you a date we cannot stick to.
How does payment work?
Based on the plan and dimensions you give us, we’ll provide you with an estimate. If you decide to move ahead with us, we ask for a £350 deposit which allows us to book a date.
Once templating is completed, the final price will be confirmed. Generally, it will only change if the dimensions vary from those used in your initial estimate or if you change the colour or features you want.
We then require a 40% deposit for materials after we have confirmed the template. The remaining balance is then due on the day of installation via debit or credit card.
What If I notice that something is wrong once the stone has been installed?
Here at Worktops Pro, we pride ourselves on our customer service both before and after worktop installation. If you have any questions about our work, please contact us and we will discuss, advise, and address all areas of concern.
Why should I choose Worktops Pro?
At Worktops Pro, we value our clients. We put your needs first and aim to deliver quality service and quality materials. We’ll walk you through the process of choosing your ideal worktop, template it with your input, and expertly install an expertly fabricated worktop to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. We are honest and clear about the process so you can be sure that you’re getting exactly what you want.
Brilliant work Brilliant workman ship measured and installed all in four days thank you so much
Hi there, I Just wanted to say a big thank you for the great job you have done. My Granite Worktops & Splashbacks look absolutely fantastic, better than I ever imagined. I will absolutely pass on your details to anybody and everybody who is even remotely interested in stone worktops. I was impressed with the professionalism that I received from the whole team at Worktop Pro , from beginning to end of the job. I cant imagine how your team could improve their performance in any way. We are extremely happy! Thank you so much to all at Worktop Pro
Absolutely Brilliant! Best price and I checked every where! Fitted perfectly, turned up exactly when they said, great communication and ordered, templated and fitted within a week!!! Went on to order backsplash and again fantastic price, fitted with in a week, looks amazing! Such professional, helpful and lovely team to deal with! Highly recommended!
Thank you so much to Mohammed and his team . They did an amazing job . My worktops and splash back look stunning . All supplied and fitted super quick within the time they stated.
Nice job done by worktops pro. They fitted my kitchen to the highest standards Very professional and efficient. Very kind lads. Highly recommended
Very professional service, great quality of product which are reasonably priced. The delivery was very smooth and prompt even though it was a small order. I am going to keep them handy for any future requirements. Thank you so much!
Very impressed with the service that was offered by the staff at worktops pro. I sent Mo the measurements of my kitchen on Tuesday and they were able to fit it in on Friday which I was pleased with and the also offered a great after service. They cleaned up after and Mo Altay would answer any questions that i had. Great service and would 100% recommended
Great company, great service, great prices. Measurements was taken on Monday and we had our new worktop fitted on Thursday. Thank you!
Highly recommended for quartz worktop. Their service is amazing and very very helpful. The showroom has many designs to choose from and the customer service provided is great. Helped choose a great worktop. The worktop was fitting within a week. Two hours and the worktop was done. Very neat finish.
Great service and response. Lovely finish and fitting. I would use them again. They worked very hard. Thank you.
Absolutely amazing, thank to Mo Altay who helped I will definetely recommend to all my family and friends. Thank you so much! So quick and easy and no hassle at all once again, thank you.
I was extremely happy with the service I received from Khlida, she ensured I was entirely happy with all the dimensions and the type of granite worktops I needed to match an island. Moh fitted the whole thing in a couple of hrs with no drama or fuss. I would thoroughly recommend Worktops Pro, fantastic service, good price.
Brilliant and professional friendly people to deal with definitely recommend especially MAHMOUD thanks guys
I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. From my first enquiry about which areas of the country they cover (I'm in Norfolk) the communication was immediate and professional. A team came to template and a product was chosen. An unavoidable delay in product availability during which time I was kept informed and offered alternatives. Fitting day. The guys were amazing. Patient, professional and so tidy. And what a competitive price. I am recommending them to everyone. Thanks again. My kitchen now looks amazing.
Had a great experience with this company. I found them on Facebook and communication was great. From the time they arrived and done a template to when it was fitted was less than a week. Very impressive. After paying the deposit I was given a personal advisor to deal with that will be dealing with my order. This was very handy and that person had great communication skills and kept me up to date. I would definitely use this company again.
Brilliant experience I had with this company. Mo Alty got my table top done in a week. It came with such a good quality. Marvellous service from the team. I will definitely recommend this company to all.