Quartz Vs Granite

July 22, 2019

Quartz Vs Granite

Quartz Vs Granite

When it comes to choosing a stone countertop, it can be quite challenging for a homeowner to decide what will best suit their needs.

Below we have a list of things to consider when deciding between quartz and granite for your countertop.



  • Quartz: Simply wash with warm water
  • Granite: Requires special products that are specific to granite



  • Quartz: No sealing, polishing or reconditioning required
  • Granite: Most require sealing every 1-3 years



Stain Resistance

  • Quartz: Nonporous, nonabsorbent and will resist most stains, moisture, and harmful bacteria
  • Granite: Porous and not stain-resistant. Sealing will help prevent stains.



  • Quartz: Natural quartz surfaces are very strong and flexible.
  • Granite: A strong stone, however, it is porous, contains weaker minerals and can be susceptible to damage.


Heat & Scratch

  • Quartz: Highly durable stone and is heat and scratch-resistant
  • Granite: Heat and scratch immune.



  • Quartz: Nonporous, preventing food and moisture from penetrating its surface
  • Granite: Porous surface, making it easier for bacteria to set in. Sealing the stone will help protect against bacteria



  • Quartz: While quartz is a natural stone, the coloring and design are engineered. This allows for a consistent appearance
  • Granite: Mined directly from a large piece of stone, later being cut down into individual slabs. Not two pieces are identical.



Do you think you’re a granite person? Or do you know quartz is right for you?

As you just read, granite and quartz are similar in many ways, but they do have some fundamental differences. Let’s break it down a bit more to make the choice a little easier for you.

You might be more of a granite type of person if…

  • You crave that all-natural look. Granite is 100% natural stone.
  • Sealing your countertop regularly isn’t a problem for you.
  • You’re interested in getting a countertop that is completely unique to your kitchen. No slab is ever the same.


You might be more of a quartz type of person if…

  • You’re looking for something low-maintenance that’s easy to clean.
  • You want to know exactly what you’re getting and prefer a more consistent color to go with your décor and color scheme.
  • You’ll be preparing food directly on the countertop surface (Cambria quartz is food safe.)
  • You’d love a countertop that is a little more special and glamorous: quartz countertops are made primarily of natural quartz, which is the hardest non-precious stone that can be found in the earth’s surface.


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