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Jul
23
Quartz vs. Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are most builders' and homeowners' go-to these days. But while we don't oppose granite entirely, when we get the question of quartz vs. granite countertops, quartz wins almost every time. So what exactly is quartz? Quartz is a naturally occurring stone, but countertops are usually made of a blend of ground natural quartz (about 95%) and a polymer resin (about 5%). Below are a few of the reasons we think that this new(ish) material is a fantastic bet for your kitchen or bathroom.

Quartz vs. Granite Breakdown

  • Quartz is extremely durable. This means quartz countertops require next-to-no maintenance. And most manufacturers offer a warranty with it, which you won't find with other countertop materials.
  • As a bonus, it is also very attractive, and since it is man-made, it comes in a wider range of colors than you will find with granite.
  • Quartz countertops come in a few different varieties, including Silestone, Cambria, and Caesarstone.
  • Quartz products are easier to work with, so contractors can do more customized projects. Granite countertops can have more design limitations.
  • Quartz countertops are nonporous and therefore very sanitary--you don't have to worry as much about bacteria getting into the counter.

We would be happy to discuss any other questions you have about quartz vs. granite countertops for your Colorado kitchen or bath remodel. Contact Jason Brown at jasonbrown@ascentbuilders.net.


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