Granite, quartz and marble, all form a preferred material for making custom kitchen countertops and add a naturally neat and stylish look to a kitchen. There are ways in which these all three countertops are similar.

Granite, just like marble is a natural stone which is mined, making every single slab unique. It is available in a variety of colors. Coloration of both marble and granite may not be consistent but that’s what makes marble and granite countertops unique and beautiful.

Unlike the two, quartz is not a natural material but a stone that is engineered. Slab is made from resin and pigment which binds the crushed quartz together. It’s very durable, easy to maintain and available in many different colors which makes it an excellent choice for countertop. 

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Let’s take a look at how the three compare against each other.

Durability

Each of the three countertops is exceedingly durable and heat resistant. They last a life time with proper care.

Toughness

Quartz is the toughest substance among the three, followed by granite and then marble.

Staining

Granite and marble are porous and it is possible for spilled liquids to seep into the stone and make a stain. For liquids of an acidic nature, such as wine or juice, marble is more vulnerable.

Quartz is almost completely non-porous, so it doesn’t stain easily or become a breeding ground for bacteria. This also makes the countertop easier to clean.

Unique look

With each slab of marble and granite being unique, it is very unlikely that someone else would have the same counters as you. Quartz slabs are engineered and not as unique as the other two.

Variety

While each slab is unique, marble and granite have a lot to offer in terms of colours and variety. But quartz has a nearly infinite variety to offer with unique pigments and colour. It is also possible to have a designer countertop made from quartz.

Pricing

For kitchen countertops, granite, marble and quartz are all priced towards the higher side as compared to rest of the variants. Quartz is most affordable among the three but may not offer the much coveted natural look and ambience. Granite is stylish and easier to maintain as compared to marble, but marble just might be the preferred choice if you adore the look. Pricing for granite or marble will vary depending on the color you prefer. 

Call Home Design Outlet Center Kitchen And Bath Tile Showroom to make an appointment with one of our highly qualified kitchen designers to see the great selection of granite, marble and quartz countertops. Whether it’s modern, classic or contemporary, our designers will help you design your dream kitchen.

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