VIDEO-Granite vs Quartz

Granite vs Quartz Countertops

With so many choices to make when it comes to a new build or a renovation, it's important to arm yourself with the facts before committing to something as important as your counter tops.

Granite and Quartz still reign as the top choices for kitchens and bathrooms when it comes to solid surfaces. But which one is best for you?  

Keith explains the differences between granite and quartz in this video below!

Granite vs Quartz: 

Clients ask us all the time, what is the difference between granite and quartz?  

Granite is a natural product, mined from quarries around the world, sliced into slabs and polished on one side, to give it that look you expect out of a counter top.  It being a natural product, it is a porous surface that will require that it be sealed approximately once per year to prevent bacterial growth and staining.  

Quartz on the other hand, is a more man made product.  It has natural quartz particles mixed with a resin to create a non-porous surface, elimating the need for the yearly sealing.  

Granite and Quartz Style Difference: 

Another quality that quartz has is more sleek, modern and single color options.  Granite tends to have a more natural organic look to it.  

So if you are looking for a more modern or contemporary look, Quartz might be the top for you.  

If you want a more vintage or traditional look, consider Granite.  Both products are great choices - it is really just a personal preference.

For more inspiration, check out these websites - Cambria, Caesarstone, Hanwha, and Pinterest.