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Quartz Vs. Granite Countertops

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

In the typical kitchen and bathroom of homes from the 1970's up until the early 2000's you will find various granite countertops. Granite is a good choice for countertop surfaces but it is far from the best. From the perspective of a home owner thing looks great but the entire process of pulling granite out of quarries and polishing the block's is energy consuming, heavy on machinery and not the best choice ecologically speaking.

Quartz Vs. Granite Countertops; Granite requires a lot of maintenance while quartz has little to none. Since granite is a natural stone, it requires to be sealed at least once every year and if you have a fast paced kitchen this countertop: granite is not recommended. Not only is quartz aesthetically advanced, it is a much more durable stone. Granite is porous, when water or other liquids get soaked into these natural stones an accumulation of bacteria is present and over time this may harm the stone. Quartz is hygienic, antibacterial and is super easy to clean.

To list five reasons that are paramount and undeniably the key for understanding why engineered quartz stone is the superior stone :

  1. Eco-Friendly

  2. Non-Porous

  3. Life-Time Residential Warranty

  4. No-Maintenance

  5. Consistency

The History | Granite

Granite has been used as a building material for centuries, so it is hard to believe that the luxurious stone only started taking over American kitchens around 30-40 years ago. Today, homeowners desire the high-end surface because of its beauty and durability, and they are able to discover and afford granite countertops thanks to technology. Granite Vs. Quartz has been a lengthy debate for decades now. Granite is a stone that is 100% natural, Quartz is not. The manufactured stone has many advantages because of that, quality control in the factory provides the customer with slabs that are always consistent. Granite is not consistent, usually batch to batch the pattern may be entirely different. Every quartz factory we operate with, has temperature control which guarantees the products from batches made with the same time stamp to be the mirror image (identical).


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