Granite vs Quartz: What’s the Difference?

At this point in time, the big question for countertops seems to be whether to go with granite or quartz.

There are about five different price points for each, though this may vary by location.

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Here are a few things to consider when you are faced with granite vs quartz question:

Granite: 

  • Natural: Taken from the earth, cut, polished, and shaped.
  • Porus: Need to be sealed each year to maintain best quality.
  • Most elaborate designs: Because granite is a natural rock, some of the designs are more intricate and elaborate than quartz.
  • Less uniformity: Designs may vary from piece to piece making coverage of larger areas someone difficult.
  • Requires professional installation
  • Almost impossible to hide seams

Quartz: 

  • Man-made: Created from crushed quartz and synthetic materials.
  • Non-porus: Requires zero maintenance.
  • Wide range of colors: Because quartz is manufactured, it comes in an incredibly large range of colors, patterns, and designs.
  • Uniform design: Large areas can be covered with the same color and design because it is manufactured in a factory.
  • Stain resistant
  • Can make seams close to invisible
  • May discolor over time due to direct sunlight/ UV rays

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