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Question DetailsAsked on 7/21/2013

whats better for kitchen countertops, granite or quartz?

heavily used kitchen area

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Artificial (quartz) is cheaper, more uniform, has fewer voids to collect dirt, and is almost as abrasion and chip resistant.

Granite is more expensive, stains and collects dirt a little easier as a rule, and is slighly more chip resistant as a rule.

For durability, I would not rate one over the other - barring a 250 lb guy hopping up on it and cracking it, either is likely to outlive you. Selection is typically based on appearance - quartz tends to be more uniform looking and does not always do a good job of simulating the veining and variations that natural stone has.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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Depends on the look you want. Quartz is more stain resistant and does not need sealing. But it has a more uniform appearance and does not look natural. A lot of the magazines are showing quartz now. It looks sleek and modern.


I agonized over this decision and finally I got granite. The cost was comparable and I am so pleased with my choice. Every piece of granite is unique and my counters are stunning.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_950937532




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