Quartz Vs. Granite Countertops: An Easy Guide To Understanding The Difference

Quartz Vs. Granite Countertops: An Easy Guide To Understanding The Difference
Hello! Steve here, and welcome to another video from Granite & Marble Specialties on quartz vs. granite countertops. Quartz is a manmade material, roughly 93% ground quartz with the remainder being epoxies, binders, fillers, and colors. This makes quartz a very strong material that doesn’t need to be sealed as it’s nonporous and stain resistant. Quartz is appropriate for more modern kitchens, especially with the wide range of monochromatic quartz available from Granite and Marble Specialties. Finally, quartz seams perfectly, making it perfect for large, complicated countertop designs or blending with other materials.

Granite, on the other hand, comes directly from the Earth – we cut every slab to fit the project. You’ll also find that you can get much larger sheets of granite than quartz. This can make a big difference in your project, especially considering whether it will be completed using one slab or two. Due to the large slab size, many of our customers prefer granite over quartz for large kitchen islands.

One big difference between quartz and granite is burning. While granite can withstand heat from a hot pan for a few minutes, quartz can burn under the same stress. Fortunately, Granite & Marble Specialties can simply buff out any damage (including chips from falling objects) on site.

Cost:

Quartz – to 0/ft installed
Granite – to /ft installed

Our gallery includes a huge variety of quartz and granite slabs available based on your project needs, and our staff will be happy to assist you in choosing the right material for your next interior design.

6 thoughts on “Quartz Vs. Granite Countertops: An Easy Guide To Understanding The Difference”

  1. We had a quartz counter installed. And my mom would do a lot of cutting. There are so many scratches. I thought quartz was dutable ?

  2. learn about that expensive garnet kitchen tops . what my neighbor did..1. split wine -stain it..she had to pay extra $$$ for contractor to come back and put on a sealer ? 2. the color.. dark parts of the rock..she had mice droppings -MICE – poop and could not see it .

  3. Really great video, thanks for the explanation 🙂 it sounds like you cant go wrong either way. But im still a quartz fan eapecially for modern kitchens. Granite it highly overrated

  4. Thanks for the great comparisons! I’d smack anyone upside the head that put a hot pan directly on ANY countertop though…. Use a cork trivet or something else to protect your countertop if you have to put a pan on it, or move it to a cool, empty burner.

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