Comparing Countertops:
Granite vs Quartz

Are you struggling with your countertop decision?

There are many options for countertops: butcher block, stainless steel, slab glass, concrete, marble, granite, manufactured quartz and natural quartzite.

We'll cover the pros and cons of granite vs quartz.

Giallo Ornamental Granite

Giallo Ornamental Granite

GRANITE

Granite is a very hard stone and 100% natural material. Granite is mined from quarries all around the world. Granite comes in many different colors and patterns due to its natural formation (cooling and solidifying of molten materials). Whether you’re looking for a subtle complement to your kitchen or a standout slab with unique mineral inclusions, there is an almost limitless selection to choose from and no two granite countertops are the same.

Granite Care
• Clean daily with soap and water or a mild household cleaner
• Reseal once a year

Granite Pros
• Durable material, resistant to heat and many other kitchen elements
• Extremely hard and will resist scratching, chipping, and performs very well under extreme heavy use
• Not “UV Sensitive” and will not fade, discolor, or dull over time
• Cost effective and a very affordable option
• Every slab is unique; no two slabs will be exactly the same

Granite Cons
• The material is porous (sealing your granite is highly recommended)
• Some oils and acids can stain the material
• Damage can be done if the slab receives a high impact blow

Calacatta Quartz

Calacatta Quartz

QUARTZ

Quartz has the look of stone while also allowing homeowners to customize the design. Quartz isn't 100% natural, instead quartz countertops are manufactured using 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins.

Quartz Care
• Clean any spills on quartz countertops with soap and water or a household cleaner
• Resealing is NOT necessary

Quartz Pros
• Harder than granite
• More durable than granite
• It isn't porous like granite

Quartz Cons
• Usually more expensive then granite
• Can be damaged by excessive heat