Benchtops come in a variety of materials, which each offer different properties and price points. Common benchtop materials include granite, quartz, laminate, wood, and stainless steel.

To determine which benchtop is best, it’s a case of which material offers the best longevity; which provides the highest level of scratch-resistance, stain-resistance etc.

Toping the list is Quarts, which on Mohs’ scale of hardness scores a 7. Granite is a composite, made of feldspar and quartz, with a hardness of 6 and 7 respectively. Therefore, Quarts is tougher than granite, and it’s far more robust than stainless steel, laminate, and timber.

For this reason, we stock Silestone benchtops in our Stone Benchtop range. Silestone is a compound made up of 90% natural quartz and is backed by a 25-year warranty.