By Smoke Cartel Crew on Jul 25, 2015

Whether you're a seasoned concentrates user, or a newbie trying concentrates for the first time, the age old question of "What's the difference between Titanium, Ceramic, and Quartz?" comes up.

We're here to shed a little light on the situation.
As a headshop, we encounter that question often from our customers, and through research and product testing, are here to break it down.

How to Choose between Titanium, Ceramic, and Quartz Dabbing Nails

Titanium Nails

Ceramic Nails

Quartz Nails

Flavor Good Excellent Excellent
Time to Heat Up Great: 15-25 Seconds Good
Around 30 Seconds
Best: 5-10 Seconds
Heat Retention Excellent Excellent Good
(Depends on thickness)
Durability Excellent Good
(Depends on material quality)
(Depends on thickness)
Pros Longer heat retention and durability because of mass and material. Ceramic is an inert material, offers excellent flavor and retains heat well. Material is known for superior taste.
Cons May Oxidize over time May Crack from extensive use Thin quartz nails are prone is cracking from extensive use.
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Smoke Cartel Crew

Written by the staff here at Smoke Cartel. Our passionate team of headshop professionals are dedicated to educating people on products in the online headshop industry, from glass, to vaporizes, and all the consumption devices and accessories in between.

We believe that knowing how your products are made, what they were originally designed for, and how to properly use them - is essential to keeping our customers happy. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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