Quartz Countertops Over Granite

Quartz Countertops Over Granite

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    Ten quartz advantages

    Here are some advantages that quartz has over granite:

    1. It’s more uniform

    Unlike granite, quartz can be manufactured to have a uniform appearance. If you want your countertops to have an even and consistent appearance, this is a clear advantage for quartz.

    2. Repairs are easier

    Because of the uniformity, repairs are much easier. While it’s incredibly unlikely for a quartz counter to chip, if it does, replacing a broken piece is simple. With a granite countertop, you could have a tough time matching colors or patterns to make repairs.

    3. There’s a wide range of colors

    On the topic of colors, you can find quartz counters in virtually any color you’d like. So no matter what your roof and house color combinations are, you’ll be able to find a quartz countertop to match your aesthetic.

    4. It’s friendlier to the environment

    Since granite is mined out of the ground and usually transported long distances, it’s pretty rough on the environment. Quartz, on the other hand, can be created from local and recycled minerals so it can be more environmentally friendly than granite.

    5. It requires less maintenance

    Granite has to be resealed annually. It’s also vital to clean granite counters with a mild cleanser every day to avoid staining and to promote longevity. Quartz, on the other hand, doesn’t have to be sealed and doesn’t require any special care.

    6. It's more durable

    While both materials are durable, quartz is harder than granite, and it’s nearly indestructible.

    7. It’s antibacterial

    Because quartz isn’t porous, it resists bacteria. Granite, on the other hand, is porous and must be resealed and regularly cleaned to avoid bacteria build-up. Quartz’s non-porous nature makes it an ideal countertop choice for both the kitchen and the bathroom.

    8. It can mimic any material

    As I mentioned, quartz comes in a wide variety of colors. It can mimic the look of other stones, too. So, if you love the look of granite or marble, but prefer the quartz advantages, you can get both with quartz. You can even make your quartz counters look like white solid surface countertops, except unlike Corian, quartz has a depth and complexity to its appearance that solid surface can’t mimic.

    9. It’s priced similarly

    Despite all the advantages listed here, quartz is priced similarly to granite. So, you’ll pay about the same for both materials even though quartz is more durable, lower maintenance, and easier to repair.

    10. Quartz tends to have a longer warranty

    Because of its durability, companies typically offer an outstanding warranty on their quartz countertops. The chances of you having to use it are incredibly low, but you’ll have it if you need it. In fact, many quartz counters come with lifetime warranties. Granite counters don’t generally boast the same type of warranties because damages are more common.

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