Kitchen countertops – quartz or granite?

Which Stone Countertop Selection Is Right for Your Home?

Veiny ColorsLet’s just start with the bottom line: When it comes to countertop installation, quartz is the right answer to the quartz or granite question. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about why – their respective pros and cons.

Quartz

Contrary to popular belief, quartz countertops are not made from 100% natural quartz stone. Quartz slabs are a combination of natural quartz and polymer resin, allowing almost unlimited customization of textures, patterns and colors. Quartz countertops are extremely durable and highly resistant to chips and scratches. The surface is also non-porous, making quartz highly resistant to staining. All that said, quartz isn’t as heat resistant as other materials, so care must be taken not to leave a hot pan or pot on its surface for long. Also, some homeowners may feel it isn’t the most natural-looking stone.

Granite

Granite is 100% natural and may contain a combination of mica, feldspar, and even quartz. Natural granite contains fissures (cracks) that are part of the stone’s composition, and many homeowners feel those fissures add to granite’s all-natural look. Paired with the right wood cabinets, all-natural granite gives the kitchen an earthy look. A very sustainable option, it’s also highly scratch and heat resistant. Unlike quartz, though, granite is porous and must be periodically sealed. Care must be taken to not leave water on the surface for prolonged periods.

Professional Sales & Installation of Quartz or Granite Countertops

Whether you choose quartz or granite, both great countertop options that will transform the look of your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room without making any other changes. Contact Bryan’s Countertop and Cabinet today to speak with a seasoned natural stone countertop expert about your upcoming countertop remodel.

Quartz or Granite – Which is the Best Stone Countertop Choice?

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