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The Difference in Quartz and Natural Stone

Brief Description:

Granite and Marble slabs are quarried directly from the earth in large blocks that are later cut down into individual slabs.

Quartz countertops contain crushed quartz (93%) and a resin (7%) to create a very strong countertop material.

Which type is best for you?

  • Quartz countertops are non-porous so they don't require any sealing. They are stain and heat resistant so there is little to no maintenance required. Granite countertops are a little more porous than quartz so they do require routine sealing in order to prevent staining.  
     
  • Not all quartz can be used outdoors or in direct sunlight. Certain colors may discolor over time. Granite can be used for countertops on outdoor kitchens or other direct sunlight applications.
     
  • Seams are easier to hide with quartz because the color is more consistent throughout. The natural veins and colors of natural stone are a little more difficult to hide when seaming.  
     
  • If you are looking for a very uniform look- quartz is the way to go. You can get a very modern look with an all white countertop or a sleek grey concrete-look. 
     
  • Granite and Marble give you more of the "unique" look. Every slab will vary from one to the next. 
     
  • Both Quartz and natural stone make great countertops, it all depends on the look you prefer and the amount of maintenance you are willing to do. 
     

Quartz Countertop- Caesarstone-Concrete

Granite Countertop

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