Are quartz and granite worktops rightly termed ‘traditional’?

In Granite Worktops, Quartz Worktops by dawn

It is understandable that many people class quartz and granite worktops as ‘traditional’, yet at the same time this is rather ironic given that that these surfaces are among the most sought-after fixtures for the contemporary home.

Although granite, for example, has been used for centuries, the choice of colours and designs is now extremely varied with the best dealers stocking slabs sourced from many different geological locations.

Likewise, Diresco Quartz, whilst it lays claim to being the first and original brand of quartz surface, has been – and continues to be – produced in a large number of different design and colour variations which have managed to keep pace with contemporary interior styles.

More recently formulated alternatives to bathroom and kitchen granite worktops, such as Compac Quartz, Compac Marmol and Caesarstone worktops, have all been highly commended for the innovative nature of their designs.

Tradition however still remains the goal of many householders; and there are of course many granite and quartz worktops which maintain a traditional appearance.

Perhaps more pertinently, however, all kitchen and bathroom worktops made from quality stoneware such as quartz and granite could be described as ‘traditional’, in the sense that they still possess time-honoured quality features such as high tensile strength, durability, and non-porosity.

The same could be said in instances where the skills demonstrated by stone worktop manufacturers are applied to other household surfaces, as in Compac’s ability to apply the easy-to-clean and super-hygienic qualities of its Trend work surface range to its Trend flooring range.