Here at The Granite Guy, we find many homeowners debating between granite and quartz countertops. There are more than just aesthetic differences between these two stones. Listed below are some of those differences and similarities to help you make that tough decision of which stone is best for your home.
First, what are granite and quartz? Granite is a stone that is mined from all around the world. It is 100% natural and very hard. Quartz is not 100% natural. It is made up of 95% natural quartz that has been ground up and 5% resin.
- Appearance – Both granite and quartz countertops come in many different colors and designs. However, because quartz is man-made, it may be a little easier to find unique colors and designs in a quartz countertop.
- Durability – Granite is a porous material and therefore can be prone to staining if the spill is left on the countertop. Granite is a very hard stone and resistant to heat. Quartz is a harder stone, but heating pads should always be used.
- Maintenance – Granite and quartz countertops should be washed daily with water and a mild soap. Granite does need to be resealed periodically. Here at The Granite Guy, we offer a 15-year sealant for low maintenance. Quartz countertops do not need to be resealed.
- Cost – Granite and quartz countertops can be found in a wide range of prices. Here at The Granite Guy, we pride ourselves on having a wide selection of options for you to pick from.
Granite and quartz countertops have their similarities and differences. You really cannot go wrong with either stone. Stop by our showroom in Worthington, Ohio to see the beauty that either of these countertops can add to your kitchen or bathroom.