When it’s time to choose the countertop for your kitchen, it’s usually an internal debate between Quartz and Granite, and deciding: which one is right for you?

Though they are both great options for function and style, there are a few differences to keep in mind.

Material

Granite is a natural stone that is made from stone quarries and is then cut into thin slabs, polished, and fabricated into countertops. Quartz, on the other hand, is engineered from stone products that is a large percentage of natural quarts but includes other minerals, as well.

Appearance

They are both visually impressive and come in a variety of styles and colors. Some prefer granite because each slab will be slightly different in appearance. This means that every granite countertop is unique. Quartz countertop is more uniformed in design, as an engineered product, but it comes in more styles and colors that granite can’t offer.

Both Require Outside Installation

Unless it is for a small bathroom vanity, both granite and quartz are extremely heavy and are best to be handled by a professional. Usually, whoever is selling the material will be best to advise a recommendation. We offer installation with all our products at an additional charge.

Maintanance

Quartz is relatively considered more durable than granite, and requires less maintance. Granite requires sealing upon installation, and periodic sealing every couple years. The resin in quarts makes them less vulnerable to staining; however, granite is more resistant to heat. It’s also important to keep in mind that Quartz requires less maintenance, but it is also more expensive.

Ultimately, both quartz and granite are considered luxury, quality countertop options, and there is no wrong choice between the two. It’s all about what is right for you.