Why Choose Granite over Quartz?

One of the most important elements in a modern kitchen is the countertop. Its choice is based on three criteria: appearance, durability and price. Naturally, each homeowner wishes to choose the best option, made of the best material available on the market, to guarantee that the chosen countertop will keep its appearance, texture and shape for as long as possible.

Granite and quartz are currently the most popular specialty Denver countertops and here are their advantages.

Granite countertops

  • Unique look

Being a natural material, there are no two pieces of granite that look the same, which means that each countertop will be unique

  • The great variety of colors
  • Resistance and durability
  • Impermeability

Another important aspect is resistance to water and staining, qualities that the granite countertops have, as long as they are covered with a special lacquer.

beautiful natural stone island countertop

Quartz countertops

  • Great resistance to mechanical shocks and durability
  • Impeccable surface

The method of manufacturing quartz countertops (by casting) ensures that surfaces are perfectly smooth, with no pores or imperfections, which confers antibacterial properties

  • Variety of colors and finishes

Although both materials are obviously great, some people still prefer granite to quartz. First, quartz countertops are more expensive.  Also, some people claim that a countertop made of this material does not resist as well as a granite countertop, in contact with very hot objects, requiring extra-protection of the surface.