Quartz Vs. Granite?



Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. It is strong and reliable and therefore it’s considered to be a very popular countertop. Quartz is in fact a natural stone.

  • One of the main benefits of quartz countertops is that they are extremely durable
  • Quartz countertops never have to be sealed, unlike granite and other surfaces that require regular maintenance.
  • Quartz countertops are nonabsorbent, so it’s stain resistant. It does not harbor harmful bacteria.
  • Homeowners and designers also turn to quartz for its versatile and beautiful designs, colors, and patterns.
  • Quartz countertops are scratch resistant, but due to their hardness they may dull a knife that is used directly on the surface.
  • Like all natural stone countertops, quartz can be damaged by sudden changes in temperature. Potholders and trivets should be used to protect a quartz countertop from anything hot.
  • Though quartz countertops are not approved for outdoor use, quartz may be used in outdoor kitchens with full overhead coverage from the elements.


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Granite countertops are solid and dependable.  Most granite countertops are either slab granite or granite tiles.


  • Granite is one of the most popular premium materials for countertops in a kitchen or bathroom
  • Granite countertops give a natural appeal to a kitchen
  • Granite resists heat and scratches and has good resistance to stains, which can be increased with regular sealing.
  • While granite performs better than marble on a countertop, it is still a somewhat porous stone that will receive additional benefit from being sealed in order to protect it from staining.
  • Most granite countertops are sealed before they are installed, and they need to be periodically resealed to keep the surface impervious to stains.


How to care for Quartz countertops.

  • Regular cleaning should be done with a mild soap or detergent and a soft cloth. ...
  • Although stain resistant, Quartz countertops are not stain proof. ...A glass or surface cleaner, such as Windex, can be used for heavy or dried on stains.
  • Scrape away grease, gum, and paint with a plastic putty knife or razor blade.


How to care for Granite countertops.

  • Don't use harsh chemicals, acidic cleaners, or abrasive scrubbing tools: Stick with warm water, mild dish soap, and a soft microfiber cloth. ...
  • Wipe up spills as soon as possible: Granite isn't as porous as marble, so it's less susceptible to soaking up oils and stains.


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