Kitchens and bathrooms are both key parts of the home where a worktop of some kind is needed, both from an aesthetic point of view, but also of course, from a practical perspective.
For the kitchen, granite worktops were once the dominant format. Since the introduction in recent years of more modern stone surfaces, such as caesarstone worktops, however, there has been some confusion as to whether the latter are as appropriate for the kitchen as granite worktops; and, conversely, whether the traditional association of granite with the kitchen, implies that modern quartz worktops such as those made from caesarstone are more suited to the bathroom.
The truth in fact is that both types of worktop are equally suited for either bathroom or kitchen use.
Quartz worktops, such as those made from caesarstone and Compac Quartz, are as tough as – and some would argue even tougher than – granite worktops; and are therefore perfectly capable of taking most of the punishments usually meted out to kitchen surfaces on a day to day basis.
Likewise, granite is used as the basis for many bathroom worktops, and is found as such in a range of colours, and with an extremely favourable reputation among its owners.
Most other quality stone worktops – those made from Compac Marmol, for instance, also lend themselves equally well to bathroom or kitchen use.
Perhaps the main point in choosing a worktop is not which is most appropriate for a bathroom or kitchen, but which will be preferred in terms of overall looks and general care.