Granite or Quartz?

It may be difficult to determine the best solution for a project. Review the chart below to help you decide what will work best for you.

GRANITE

QUARTZ

PRICE
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durability
Highly heat and scratch resistant. Unaffected by harsh chemicals.
Heat resistant but can scorch. Scratch resistant. Unaffected by most chemicals. 
Easily cleaned & Maintained
YES
YES
construction
Granite is mined from pure stone. The mined granite is then turned into slabs and polished for installation. 
Quartz is made from crushed quartz. Pigments are then added for coloration and resin is used to bind everything together. 
Can you set a hot pan on surface without damage? 
YES
YES
should you expect scratches and regular maintenance? 
YES
Granite countertops require regular resealing in addition to being sealed at installation. 
no
Quartz has no striations that can lead to cracks. The resin used to bind the quartz particles together makes in non-porous and more resistant to stains. We treat our countertops with anti-bacterial coating, making them more hygenic. 
NON-POROUS
no
Granite is porous and can suck up liquids and harbor infectious bacteria and viruses.  
YES
UNDERMOUNT SINKS
YES
YES
SOLID STRUCTURE
YES
YES
We have a strong commitment to quality, service, and the environment. Our certifications include NSF, Greenguard and ISO. 

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