Quartz vs granite countertops!
Previously we talked about granite countertops and their key properties for what they can bring to your home, however now we will compare them to quartz countertops to give you, our valued friends, another option to think about! So, whats the difference’s? Granite:
- Is a mixture of multiple minerals and formed through the solidification of lava or magma.
- The multiple different minerals gives each bit of granite unique variations in color and texture.
- Generally granite has between 10-50% quartz in its mix which gives the semi-transparent white, and 65-90% feldspar, for a light pink hue.
- depending on the way granite cools, cracks and expansion may cause the material to have varied levels of durability.
- Natural source of the earth.
- small natural fractures.
- Very porous unless coated with a top layer of resin.
- Man-made, made of 90% quartz and the other percentages composed of resins and polymers of various types of pigments.
- Durability is consistently top-notch.
- Lack of pours or cracks, allowing this material to be non-porous, which entails resistance to stains and other liquids induced issues.