Granite versus quartz countertops

Granite and quartz are two very popular countertop material to work with. Both have their unique advantages, and both look stunning, so how do you choose between the two? Well, it depends on what you are looking for. Look through the below points and decide which one of these is the most important to you! quartz countertops

  • Price – Price is always an important topic when remodeling your kitchen. The good news is, for the most part, they are pretty similar in price. Quartz is usually around $70-$100 a square foot while Granite can range from $55-$150 from the low end to the high end. 
  • Durability – With durability, they are also in the same ballpark. Both granite and quartz are extremely durable. Granite is less durable than quartz, however. Granite is naturally absorbent so if it isn’t sealed properly it could stain. It also is a natural stone so that means it could have imperfections that could cause it to chip more easily than quartz. These are usually minor instances and if you take good care of your granite countertop you have nothing to worry about! 
  • Color – Quartz can be made into any color hue you can imagine. Pigments are added to get the color you are looking for. Granite only comes in the colors and styles that you see it out in the world as. It is mostly earthy tones or vivid blues, greens, or reds. 
  • Natural Aesthetics – They are both beautiful countertops, but there are no pigments that a quartz countertop could have that make it look as naturally beautiful as a granite countertop. If you are looking for natural, you are looking for granite!

You could never go wrong with either a quartz or granite countertop. Both would be a perfect addition to your home. Now it’s just up to you to find out which one is best for your family!

If you have questions, give us a call at AMC Countertops (920) 204-7625 or fill out our contact form and we will call you! We proudly install a variety of sink styles and quartz countertops with custom edge profiles.  We carry an array of sinks from brands such as Solera and Blanco. We install granite, quartz, and Dekton countertops, and offer brands such as Cambria, Silestone, Viatera, Caesarstone, Corian Quartz, and more. We service the Fox Cities including, Fond du Lac, Ripon, Oshkosh, Neenah, as well as Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison.

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