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Quartz & Granite Countertops...
The look and textures of quartz have also improved over the years. It comes in dozens of colors that aren't found in granite. However, granite also comes in a wealth of colors besides the familiar salt and pepper.
Granite is desirable because it resists cracks and chipping, but man-made quartz is even more resistant to this sort of damage. However, if quartz experiences damage, it's harder to repair than granite. A professional must repair countertops of either material.
We now carry both granite and quartz counter tops. Whether you're remodeling your master bath into that relaxing getaway spa retreat or creating your ideal dream kitchen, the addition of new counter tops is the thread that pulls it all together. We've done some of the homework for you by breaking down the differences between the two.
Granite counters are mined from pure stone. The stone is sawed into slabs or made into tiles and then polished for installation. Quartz countertops are manufactured from crushed quartz that is mixed with pigment for coloration and resin as a binder. The quartz content is typically 92% to 94%.
Other difference between quartz and granite countertops is that quartz is a mineral composed of silicone dioxide in a matrix of resins, and granite is an igneous rock composed largely of feldspar, quartz and other minerals. Both granite and quartz are very hard substances.
Quartz resists etching in a way that granite doesn't. Granite is porous and needs to be sealed every few years to resist etching and staining. Quartz is nonporous and doesn't need sealing, and it also comes with a chemical that resists the growth of mold and bacteria.