Quartz vs. Granite Countertops
Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or update your existing kitchen, there are many considerations when it comes to selecting the right type of surface for your countertops. As a Homeowner, it’s essential to take a closer look at many factors to determine if quartz or granite is the right option for your needs.
May the Quartz be With You
Compared to granite, quartz is a harder stone known for its durability. Quartz can be susceptible to damage under excessive heat, though, so always be sure to use heating pads in the kitchen to protect your counters. Additionally, it’s a great option if you are looking for a countertop that’s easy to clean with soap and water and will never require resealing.
Since quartz is an engineered product and, unlike granite is not mined worldwide, it tends to be more environmentally friendly. However, because engineered quartz is a heavy stone, it requires professional installers to ensure your space is structurally sound before installation.
Countertops to not Take for Granite
Granite is a highly durable, 100% natural and heat-resistant stone, making it an excellent choice for kitchen countertops. Once mined from quarries around the world, this hard stone is cut down to manageable sizes and polished into the finish Homeowners love to see in their kitchens.
However, the stone is naturally porous and can be stained if spilled liquids are left sitting for long periods. To protect the longevity of your countertops, you will want to clean them daily with soap and water or a mild cleaner. You might also want to consider having countertops resealed annually for additional protection.
Granite comes in a nearly endless assortment of choices. And because granite is naturally produced, you can ensure that no two countertops made of this stone will look the same.
Which Reigns Supreme?
When it comes time to decide between quartz and granite countertops, there are certainly many factors to consider. If you’re not sure which countertop style you prefer, the David Weekley Homes Team is available with more information.