quartz vs. granite: which countertop material is right for you?

If you’re in the market for a new countertop, you’ve likely heard about the two most popular materials: quartz and granite. Both materials are durable, stylish, and can add value to your home.

But how do you choose between the two?


Quartz is a manmade material composed of ground quartz stone and resin. Because it’s engineered, it can be produced in a variety of colors and patterns.

pros of quartz:

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Non-porous and resistant to stains and scratches
  • Requires minimal maintenance and is easy to clean
  • Can be produced in a wide range of colors and patterns

cons of quartz:

  • Can be more expensive than granite
  • May not be ideal for outdoor use as it can discolor in direct sunlight

Granite is a natural stone that’s quarried from the earth. It’s known for its unique patterns and variations; no two slabs are alike.

pros of granite:

  • Naturally resistant to scratches, stains, and heat
  • Adds value to your home
  • Unique patterns/variations make each slab one-of-a-kind

cons of granite:

  • Porous and requires regular sealing to prevent stains
  • Often has natural fissures and imperfections in the stone
  • Limited color options

When deciding between quartz and granite, consider your budget, lifestyle, and personal style. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance, customizable option, quartz may be the right choice for you. If you prefer the natural beauty and unique patterns of stone, granite may be the better option.

Ultimately, both quartz and granite are excellent choices for a countertop. Come to the Home Collective, where we will be your guide in making the best choice for you!

bonus tip!

Using the same stone in your bathrooms that you use in your kitchen can help you save money, and it gives a great cohesive feel throughout your home.

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