In the granite vs quartz countertop debate, every homeowner has a different preference. In this blog, we explain the granite vs quartz countertop factors that you didn’t know about.
How it works:
Quartz is engineered using around 95% quartz and 5% polymer resins to provide the look of stone.
“Granite” is actually a catch-all term that includes any stone that can be placed on a countertop except marble, limestone, and soapstone. Real granite actually has a pink tone. All “granites” perform differently because they are not all actual granite. This means they each have their own characteristics in terms of cleaning, usability, structure, and look.
- much less upkeep than granite
- has a perfect surface
- a wide range of colors to choose from
- customizable design
- displays more interesting movement in the stone
- has a veining natural look of stone that people like
- granite slabs are larger and provide more flexibility for larger countertops
- challenging to truly replicate granite using quartz
- limited by the size of slabs and requires combining for larger countertops
- have to make seams inconspicuous when combining slabs
- people worry that granite is a dated style
- it is imperfect and requires fill in areas within it
The marble countertop look can be created using quartz to avoid staining issues.
Lighter granite colors are trending now.
There you have it, now you can make the best decision about which material is right for your home. If you have any questions, we would love to help.