Quartz or Granite Countertops?
Quartz: Pros and Cons
- Quartz is extremely durable.
- Quartz surfacing is non-porous and doesn’t require any sealing.
- Quartz countertops are stronger and more flexible than granite.
- Quartz countertops are stain-resistant
- Quartz colors are uniform.
- Quartz is often more expensive than Granite, but there are some beautiful level one Quartz choices now!
- Quartz countertops can discolor over time when exposed to direct sunlight.
- You can expect to see seams with a quartz counter, but they will be less visible if you choose a slab that has more patterns
Granite: Pros and Cons
- A lot of choices in the opening price point range.
- It’s 100% natural.
- Granite is strong and durable.
- Granite is unique, because each granite slab is different in some way.
- Granite countertops need to be sealed. If they are not sealed they will eventually stain – wine etc. But sealing is very simple and not expensive at all. Anyone can do this.
- Veiny or random patterns are more difficult in hiding seams.