Is solid surface better than quartz stone?

April 21, 2024
Is solid surface better than quartz stone?

The choice between solid surface and quartz stone mainly depends on your specific needs, determined by application, functionality, budget, etc. Of course, when both can meet the functionality requirements, it primarily comes down to your personal preference.Here’s a comparison to help you decide:


Plasticity and Shaping:

Solid surface can be thermoformed, carved, and made translucent, offering greater plasticity compared to quartz stone. If you need three-dimensional decorative modeling, choose solid surface. Therefore, for applications like wall panels, bar counters, and reception desks, solid surface is generally the preferred choice.


Aesthetic and Design:

Quartz stone offers a wide range of colors and patterns, including options that mimic natural stone.Typically quartz stone has a more glossy finish.Compared to solid surface, quartz stone looks more like natural stone.


Solid Surface is soft & warm.Solid surface provides a seamless look as joints can be made invisible.Can be thermoformed into various shapes and sizes.Solid surface countertops can seamlessly integrate with solid surface sinks to form a one-piece basin. Additionally, solid surface materials can be cast in molds to create these integrated basins, an application especially popular in bathroom vanity tops.


Heat Resistance:

Most solid surface countertops typically withstand temperatures ranging from about 150℃ to 200℃ degrees Celsius, while quartz stone can withstand temperatures from 200℃ to 300℃.


Scratch Resistance:

Quartz stone surfaces have a Mohs hardness rating of 6 or higher, which is higher than solid surface, making them more resistant to scratches and cracking.



Quartz Stone and solid surface are all non-porous and resistant to stains and bacteria.Due to the high gloss and density of quartz stone surfaces, they are more resistant to stains, and substances like grease, red wine, and coffee do not penetrate. Solid surface has a lower gloss, so stains are more likely to adhere to its surface, but if cleaned promptly with soapy water, they can also be cleaned effectively.



Quartz Stone:

Typically more expensive than solid surfaces.

The price can vary based on the quality and brand.

Solid Surface:

Generally more affordable.Pure acrylic solid surface is more expensive than modified acrylic solid surface.

Price varies with patterns,brands and quality but usually lower than quartz.


It’s best to weigh these factors against how you plan to use the space and what characteristics are most important to you.Gelandy specializes in the research and production of solid surface and quartz stone for 24 years. Gelandy’s solid surface and quartz stone are of high quality and reliable, made from carefully selected raw materials to ensure they are environmentally friendly and healthy,making it a preferred brand.


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