29 Nov 2023

When it comes to countertop options for your kitchen build or remodel, you really cannot go wrong with choosing either quartz or granite countertops. Both countertop options are popular among homebuilders and homeowners alike because of their polished look and durability. Still, choosing between the two could be difficult. Do you go with the tried and true granite countertop or do you go with quartz countertops, a seemingly newer option? While granite is the number one choice for countertops around the world, both quartz countertops and granite countertops did not become popular in America until the 90s. Is one option better than the other option?

To begin granite and quartz countertops differ in makeup. Granite countertops are made completely of granite and quartz countertops, while almost entirely natural, contain about five percent of polymer resins in them. Both are highly durable, but quartz countertops are nearly indestructible.

As far as appearance goes, you have many, many options with both granite and quartz. The possibilities are practically endless for both, although homeowners and homebuilders alike may prefer quartz countertops because they are easier to customize.

One huge reason why these two countertop options are the most popular is because both granite and quartz countertops are extremely low maintenance. Both simply require that spills be cleaned up in a timely manner and that they be cleaned regularly with soap and water. While you may want to have your granite countertops resurfaced every year or so because of their makeup, there is no need for that with quartz countertops.

Of course for most homeowners and homebuilders who are choosing their countertops, it all comes down to cost. The cost of installing granite or quartz countertops in your home will probably not differ that much from each other, as both average around the same amount depending on different factors.

The truth is that whether you choose granite countertops or quartz countertops, you will be choosing a high quality material that will last for a long time in your home. Creative Stone specializes in all of your countertop installation needs. Our team is experienced in helping homeowners and homebuilders choose their countertop and having it professionally cut and installed to their satisfaction. Are you considering a granite countertop? Could a quartz countertop be the solution for you? Contact Creative Stone today and let us help you decide! Call us at (910) 491-1225.