When it comes to countertop materials, granite and quartz are the number one and two options for most homeowners. They’re durable and long-lasting, but there are differences between the two. This video explains the differences so that you can make a more educated decision.
The costs of granite and quartz countertops are pretty much the same. Quartz is one of the hardest materials found in the earth, but it does not come in one large slab like granite. Quartz minerals are pressed together with resins and other compounds to produce varied looks.
Granite is carved straight from the earth and then fabricated to form countertops. It’s more porous than quartz, so it’s important to get it stained to prevent staining and other damage. There are less color options, but there are plenty out there in beautiful patterns. No one piece is alike.
The choice is yours. If you want a uniform and low-maintenance countertop, quartz is the right choice for you. If you want something more natural and unique, but with a bit more upkeep, granite countertops fit the bill.
For more information on the differences between the two granite and quartz, click on the video in the link above.