Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

Every piece of your new house is special, but one of the rooms that will get the most attention is the kitchen. It’s a social hub and, for many good reasons, often called the heart of the home. As one of the stars of your main floor, it’s also a space that earns careful consideration when it comes to features. What types of appliances do I want? What about cabinets? Is this the backsplash for me? And of course, the counters. These days, a very regular decision facing the homeowner is the “quartz versus granite”? This decision isn’t always easy as both surface materials though similar, are quite different. 

Granite is pulled from the earth, polished and sealed. On the other hand, quartz is chopped, poured and laid. Quartz counters contain roughly 93 percent crushed quartz material pressed with roughly 7% resin.

If you’ve recently shopped for new kitchen countertops, you know firsthand how many options there are today. For most people, the choices often boil down to granite or quartz. Roughly two out of five homeowners choose one of these two surfaces, often for durability and easy cleaning.  In truth, both materials are fantastic for kitchen use and offer numerous benefits. The eventual choice may be largely subjective or design-led, but in this post, we’d like to help make that decision a little easier for you. 

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