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Which Worktop Should I Choose? A Guide to Granite, Quartzite, Marble, Porcelain, and Quartz

Choosing the perfect worktop for your kitchen can be a daunting task. With so many beautiful materials to choose from, it's hard to know which one will best suit your needs and style.

At R.O Surfaces, we understand the importance of finding the right worktop, and we're here to help. Let's explore the differences between granite, quartzite, marble, porcelain, and quartz to help you make an informed decision.

Granite: The Classic Choice

Granite is a natural stone that has been a popular choice for kitchen worktops for decades and always will be!!. Known for its durability and heat resistance, granite is perfect for those who love to cook. Each slab is unique, offering a variety of colors and patterns to choose from.

  • Extremely durable and heat resistant

  • Unique natural patterns

  • Wide range of colors

Quartzite: The Elegant Natural Stone

Quartzite is another natural stone that offers the beauty of marble but with the durability of granite. Stones like Taj Mahal and Fusion Wow are stunning examples of quartzite's unique and vibrant patterns. Quartzite is harder than granite, making it a great choice for busy kitchens.


  • Highly durable and heat resistant

  • Beautiful, unique patterns

  • Low maintenance

Marble: Timeless Beaut

Marble worktops, such as our exclusive Cohen Gold, Viola, and Calacatta Monet, are known for their luxurious appearance. Marble is softer than granite and quartzite, making it more susceptible to scratches and stains. However, with proper care and sealing, marble can be a stunning addition to any kitchen.


  • Luxurious and elegant appearance

  • Unique veining and patterns

  • Adds value to your home

Porcelain / Sintered stone: Modern and Versatile

Porcelain worktops, like those from Dekton and Laminam, are a modern choice for those looking for a sleek, durable surface. Porcelain is incredibly hard and resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. It's available in a wide range of colors and patterns, including those that mimic natural stone.


  • Extremely durable and heat resistant

  • Low maintenance

  • Wide range of colors and patterns

Quartz: The Low-Maintenance Option

Quartz worktops, such as our Terra stone and Silestone, are engineered stones made from natural quartz and resins. They offer the beauty of natural stone with added durability and low maintenance. Quartz is non-porous, making it resistant to stains and bacteria, and it's available in a wide range of colors and patterns.


  • Highly durable and low maintenance

  • Non-porous and stain resistant

  • Wide range of colors and patterns

Which Worktop is Right for You?

Choosing the perfect worktop depends on your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences. At R.O Surfaces, we offer a wide range of materials to suit any kitchen design. Whether you're drawn to the timeless beauty of marble, the durability of quartzite, the modern appeal of porcelain, or the practicality of quartz, we have the perfect worktop for you.

Ready to find the worktop of your dreams? Visit our yard, "Little Italy," to view our stunning natural stone slabs, or contact us for a quote today. We service the North East, including Newcastle upon Tyne, Teesside, Durham, Northumberland, and the Scottish Borders.

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Discover the best worktop for your kitchen with R.O Surfaces – where quality and customer care come first.

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