Granite vs. Quartz

What is the difference between quartz countertops and granite countertops?

You may have asked yourself, what is the difference between quartz and granite? Simply put, quartz is man-made, and granite comes from Mother Nature. Both are excellent and long-lasting. Watch our short video to get an expert take on the key differences between these two types of countertop materials. Give us a call if you would like more professional guidance from our team!

Video Transcript:

Hi, my name is Sander, I’m with Absolute, a granite and quartz fabrication company in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we’re going to answer the question, “What is the difference between quartz countertops and granite countertops?”.

So, the first thing you need to know is that granite is 100% natural its quarried form the ground all over the world; cut into slabs, polished and shipped.

Quartz on the other hand in engineered or manufactured. Now it does contain approximately 90% natural quartz, and the natural quartz is white and gray, and is ground up and mixed with various resins and colorants to create various patterns.

Both products are extremely durable. They’re antibacterial in nature and they’re stain resistant.

When I’m with customers and they’re curious as to which one I would suggest they go with, it always defaults to the same thing, what is the look you are trying to achieve?

If you want a marble look, you’re gonna go with quartz, because we can manufacture the quartz to look like marble.

If you want something more natural, more earth-toned, more one-of-a-kind, granite is gonna be the way to go.

So, I really hope I’ve answered the question today, the difference between quartz and granite, and that this has been a help in your search for new countertops. Thank you.

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