Granite Vs Quartz
Are you wanting to remodel your kitchen or bathroom but you can’t decide on what countertop is the best choice? If you are stuck in between Granite and Quartz countertops, we have a few suggestions that might help you decide. So, how different are they?
Granite has become one of the most popular choices in Utah for countertops. It’s natural beauty, durability and versatility make it one of the best choices when it comes to remodeling your kitchen or bathroom. It’s ideal to accent the style of your home, office or any environment.
Granite is a type of igneous rock formed under the earth’s surface by slowly cooling magma. Granite is composed of quartz, mica, feldspar and other minerals. The end result is a stone that is extremely hard, durable and naturally one of a kind. It’s composition includes visible crystals of minerals. This gives the granite stone it’s coarse-grained texture and grains of different colors. That’s why this rock can go with any design your home and your personality has.
Quartz is a more modern countertop that has also been rising in popularity. Quartz is naturally non-porous and scratch resistant, and naturally inhabits the growth of bacteria, molds and mildew. It’s also maintenance free with no sealing, finishing or polishing.
Quartz slabs are considered “engineered stone,” which means they’re man made using a combination of natural crystals from the earth and added dyes and pigments. They’re not mined from the ground like granite, instead they’re engineered by a process that involves extreme pressure and heat to produce a durable, non-porous slab.
Granite is a purely natural stone that comes directly from stone quarries and is then cut into slabs, polished and fabricated into countertops. Your countertop will be unique with granite because of it’s slightly different mineral patterns and colors.
Quartz countertops are engineered stone products that may contain a large percentage of natural quartz but may also include other minerals. They are not slabs of quarried stone but are instead formed of stone byproducts that are ground up and formed into slabs. The appearance of it’s patterns and colors don’t resemble those of granite.
They are both high end when it comes to resell value for your home. When compared to laminate or ceramic tile, both granite and quartz may slightly improve the real estate value of your home. Both granite and quartz are premium countertop materials. Granite appeals to people who like all natural materials, while quartz offers easier maintenance and slightly better durability.
So it’s completely up to you and your personal preference on which type of countertop you want to choose for your home’s kitchen or bathroom. They both come in many different colors and are durable. Though the Quartz material is more durable than granite because it’s man made. As mentioned before, there is also less maintenance and worry about bacteria on your new countertops. They both are high value when it comes to selling your home as well. Here at Out Of The Woods, we are always glad to help you make the right choice for your home redesign. You can contact us by phone or through our website today to speak with a professional.