Quartz or Granite: Which One is Better For Countertops?

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This is a question we’re often asked when it comes to counters. When you are shopping for the right decor and materials in your kitchen it is only natural you want to make a complete and confident decision. While granite has been an option for decades, quartz, the new contender is getting receiving a lot of attention. Both are great options depending on your needs. In either case, choosing new countertops is a great way to remodel a kitchen and it involves little work.

The Qualities of Granite

Granite is a great option for anyone looking for a natural speckled stone look. It is a rock made of several minerals, quartz and other natural types of stone. It is a great material for countertops because it is durable. Quartz is also treated with resins, polymers and pigments. This is to seal the material as it is porous. For decades this was the go-to choice for upgraded counters.

So What About Quartz?

Quartz is an engineered stone. Whereas granite slabs are shaped and treated to created countertops, quartz slabs are created. Engineers take ground quartz and combine it with polymers, dyes, and resin. Unlike granite, it is not porous. It also tends to come in more variety of colors than granite. Because it is a man-made stone it can be created with different marblings or designs.

Choosing Between Quartz and Granite

Many people like quartz because it can come in an array of colors and designs. Granite is a great choice for unique natural beauty. Others that are purist and like the fact that granite comes from real stone. And granite is certainly unique. No two counters are alike. Many appreciate the random variants in the design.

Both granite and quartz are available at different price points depending on quality. Quartz is not porous, which some homeowners prefer. Keep in mind, granite does need to be resealed every couple of years. Quartz is a good choice if you are looking for a countertop that is low maintenance.

Contact Dominguez and Sons Custom Cabinets Today

Whether you want a complete kitchen overhaul or a simple remodel with new countertops, we offer excellent customer service and quality materials. Our craftsmen are experienced and talented at what they do. Be sure to give Dominguez and Sons Custom Cabinets a call. We can visit your home and give you a quote for what you need. We are more than happy to answer your questions and make recommendations. Contact us today!

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