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You have decided that your home needs some renovations and part of this is a new flooring, which material should you go for? You have narrowed down your search but are wondering which is better – Quartz or Marble? This article will provide you a balanced view for both Quartz flooring and Marble flooring so give you the information you need to make an informed choice.
Level of Maintenance
If the potential for long-term costs and regular upkeep is something that you do not want to consider then perhaps Marble is not the material for you. Marble requires regular sealing, whereas Quartz does not ever need this treatment done, which makes Quartz a brilliant option for lower budgets.
Staining and Scratches
Quartz is a non-porous material, which is one of the reasons why is does not ever require sealant, which means that it will never soak up any spillages or liquids. However, as long as your Marble has been properly sealed it would give you this benefit as well. But the downside is that if your Marble is in need of being sealed at any time, any spillages that occur will be soaked up and potentially stain. This is something that you should consider if you have young children around your home.
While Quartz will rarely stain, it is highly sensitive to certain chemicals. While the lack of staining makes it easier to clean, the cleaning could still be affected by which chemicals you can use. If you ever misread a label or forget that you cannot use products that have a high pH level, you may end up damaging your flooring.
Marble is generally more expensive to purchase per square foot than Quartz, which makes the initial purchase more expensive. Additionally, as Marble requires regular sealing the long-term costs are also something you should consider. Quartz is not only the cheaper option to purchase but it also does never need sealing which takes away the long-term costs as well.
Once thing is for certain, Marble is such a beautiful and stylish material and is so popular when it comes to flooring. While Quartz will closely mimic the look of natural stone, it does not fully measure up to the look of Marble which gives you an authentic look of natural stone.
Although, Quartz Stone offers such a uniformed look. With Marble, each piece can be completely different with its veining which can be either a plus or a downfall, depending on the customer. But with Quartz, you will always get a uniformed appearance in colour and pattern. So, if you are looking to have a consistent colour and pattern for your flooring, then Quartz is for you. However, if you do not mind have inconsistencies within the flooring and it is something you actually like, then Marble could be a great choice too.
Hopefully this article has helped you with your decision making process and you have a clearer picture of which materials suits you better.