Understanding The Differences Between Neolith And Quartz Countertops 

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If you are considering a kitchen makeover, you have several options at hand. Quartz is a widely known and liked material. However, there is another option that may not be equally famous but gives equally beautiful results – Neolith. This increasingly popular material is gaining considerable attention due to various reasons, such as durability, resistance, etc.  

Since both of the materials are exceptionally good choices for your kitchen, it can be confusing to choose just one. Choosing one at random without weighing their pros and cons and understanding their differences can be unwise. Your kitchen countertop will significantly define the overall look of the room, so ensure you make the right choice. 

Differences between neolith and quartz

  • Durability. 

Quartz has been known for its durability for quite a while now and that is the reason why it is so popularly chosen among homeowners. However, when you compare it with neolith, the degree of durability does not differ a lot. Both materials can withstand high pressure. They will not break or chip or crack when something is dropped on the counter from some distance. This makes both materials ideal for countertops.

  • Porosity. 

Kitchen countertops run the risk of spillage. Therefore, it si very important to choose a material that is not porous. Both quartz and neolith do not have tiny pores on their surface, meaning their porosity is almost none. They do not soak liquids, such as ketchup, fruit juice, lemon, coffee, wine, etc. You do not have to worry about a stain in both cases. Although, it is recommended to wipe it off as soon as possible. 

  • UV resistance. 

UV resistance is important, especially if you are going to build a kitchen outside of the house. Neolith is a UV-resistant material, making it the perfect choice for an outdoor kitchen. You can now have cookouts without having to worry about ruining your investment. 

On the other hand, quartz is not UV-resistant and is a poor choice for outdoor applications. The material and its colors will fade if kept under direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time. 

  • Scratch resistance. 

Neolith and quartz are both scratch-resistant. Whether neolith countertops will get scratches depends on their finish. If the neolith countertop is polished, scratch marks are more likely to show. If it has a matte or satin finish, it will not scratch or damage easily. 

Quartz is also pretty scratch-resistant. It has a higher resistance degree than neolith and would not get damaged even if you cut vegetables on it directly. With neolith, you have to be a little bit more careful. 

About author
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.