Which is best for countertops, quartz or granite? Help!

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  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago

    Which is best for countertops, quartz or granite? Help!

    I need advice on maintenance and cost comparisons for either granite or quartz countertops. This would be for my kitchen and also the bathrooms, and I am not sure if the same choices work for both places. Thanks!

  2. RTalloni profile image90
    RTalloniposted 2 years ago

    Quartz is more economical, far easier to take care of and stain resistant, and more durable. Granite is a porous, therefore more prone to harboring bacteria and more trouble to keep sanitary, and if you need more than one piece matching "the grain" is not easy. Both can be beautiful to look at but an old saying comes to mind, "pretty is as pretty does," so the qualities can make quartz far more beautiful (unless you have a kitchen maid).

  3. Carb Diva profile image96
    Carb Divaposted 2 years ago

    I've been there, having completed a re-do of both the master bath and the kitchen a few years ago. Because of cost I opted for solid-surface material (Corian) for both.

    However, if cost was no object (or I won the State lottery) I would not hesitate to place granite in the bath. The selection of colors and patterns is dazzling--and I think the bathroom is one place where you can probably splurge (because there isn't THAT much countertop, right?).

    But on the other hand I would never put granite in the kitchen, and here is why. Granite is porous. It needs to be sealed (and re-sealed) at least once a year. It stains. Granite was the "in" surface a few years ago. In my (humble) opinion, it is a fad and one of those design elements that will date a kitchen remodel (along with stainless steel). My kitchen counters look like carrara marble, the backsplash is dark grey slate, the cabinets are white (with a subtle touch of grey), and the appliances are white. I'm hoping it's a look that will stand the test of time (or until my kids move me into the retirement home).

  4. bravewarrior profile image91
    bravewarriorposted 2 years ago

    I had a quartz counter top installed in my kitchen. Quartz is a bit cheaper than granite and can be installed in one piece  - no seams. Additionally, you clean quartz with soap and water only. No muss no fuss. Quartz doesn't have to be resealed, as does granite (every few years).

    I love my quartz counter top. I think it's much prettier than granite. I may come back to this once I get home and post a picture of my kitchen counter top.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I wanted to post a picture of my quartz counter top, but HP says I can't comment again. There's a picture of it in this link. Click on the pic to get a better view.
      http://hubpages.com/literature/The-Gift … bows-Ch-11


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