Granite vs Quartz vs Marble. Which one is best??
Deciding on a countertop material can be just as hard, if not harder, than getting it put in. You want to make sure you have the right material for the look, style and features you personally are going for. There’s the natural look and durability of granite, the manufactured style of quartz and the elegance of marble. There are many factors of each stone to consider before installing your long-lasting countertop or stone table.
Let’s begin with comparing granite vs. quartz…
Granite and quartz are both extremely strong, sturdy and long-lasting stones. These rock counters have been known to last up to 50 years. Quartz and granite are both resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. However, granite is much more resilient to hot elements and can take a hot pot, whereas quartz has less heat resistance and may become damaged from extremely high temperatures. Granite is generally cold to the touch, which makes it more ideal to prepare baked goods on.
Granite is naturally created by heat and minerals in the earth, meaning it has a beautiful, natural look, but is limited to the colours available for your kitchen counters. Quartz countertops a man-made item. It is a manufactured stone so it is difficult to duplicate the vein and patterns found in genuine marble. Quartz is also up to 40% more expensive than granite, which may definitely be a deciding factor for the consumer.
When it really comes down to it, quartz and granite are both incredible materials for countertops. You need to take a look at what matters to you for your kitchen, bathroom, or restaurant surfaces. Whether it’s look, style, durability, or price, one of these stones will make great slabs for you.
Moving on to granite vs. marble…
Marble and granite are both naturally created from the earth. This means that no two slabs will be exactly the same. Both stones are incredible features for a home and can be found in all sorts of patterns and varieties. As beautiful as marble is, it unfortunately is more prone to staining and should have a sealer applied to it annually to prevent stains or damage. The minerals that make up marble are highly sensitive to some chemicals which means being on top of spills is essential. Although marble is more high maintenance, the sophisticated look may be exactly what you are seeking.
No matter what, every countertop needs to be given the proper research before being installed. We want our clients to be totally pleased with the product they are getting installed. At Rock Tops, we ensure that you know what will be best for your space and style. We will walk you through every necessary factor and help you decide on the perfect colour, vein pattern, width, shape and material. Whether it’s marble, quartz, or granite, we won’t install it unless you know what you’re getting. We want to be sure you love your countertop for decades to come! Give us a call for a free consultation at (587) 800-7932.
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