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Your Kitchen Countertop Decision: Quartz Or Granite Countertops?

Kitchen:Your Kitchen Countertop Decision: Quartz Or Granite Countertops? Quartz Countertops

By Ysolt Yilmaz. Kitchen. Published at Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 - 22:48:05 PM.

One of the things involving remodelling your kitchen is the countertop. Well, even if you decide to focus on just the countertop, you still need to think about your next choices. Will it be quartz or granite? Before you decide on either, let’s check out the pros and cons first. After that, you may choose one or the other: quartz or granite countertops.

1. All About Quartz Countertops

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Before focusing on granite countertops, let’s talk about quartz countertops first. What makes people consider this material, especially for their kitchen countertops?

Quartz itself is made of one of the hardest and also abundant earth minerals. Since it is stable, it is often considered one of the best materials to be used in the kitchen. These countertops are also human-made so they can get creative with the shapes, colours, and patterns.

There are many reasons why quartz countertops are chosen. These are the pros regarding this material:

The advantages of choosing quartz for your kitchen countertops:

Looking at the six (6) pros regarding the use of quartz for your kitchen countertops, you may have considered it already. Still, wait. Before you make up your mind, let’s check out the cons in using quartz material for your countertops:

The disadvantages in choosing quartz for your kitchen countertops:

After checking out all about quartz countertops, now let’s turn to granite countertops.

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2. All About Granite Countertops


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Now, how about granite countertops? Just like quartz, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this material.

Unlike quartz, granite is the real deal. It is entirely a natural stone, which means no man can make it. It is also powerful because volcanoes created it. This is also why granite is also called an original rock.

Granite can also be made from a mixture of other materials, which include: feldspar, mica, and get this, quartz. There are also other materials that determine the colours, shades, shapes, and sizes of the granite itself.

To extract granite from the earth requires professional hard work. One of the many ways is to use a blaster to separate the granite from other rock quarries. This process usually ends up in massive blocks on granite. Then the blocks will have to be cut into smaller pieces.

After that, the smaller pieces need to be examined thoroughly first. From there, people can tell which colours that can go together.

There are also many reasons why granite countertops are chosen. These are the pros regarding this material.

The advantages in choosing granite for your kitchen countertops:

It turns out that having granite countertops means getting these seven (7) benefits. To be fair, let’s check out the cons:

The cons in choosing granite for your kitchen countertops:

Knowing that granite countertops also have five (5) disadvantages, you might also want to take time to think. Then, you can move on to the next chapter.

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3. Quartz versus Granite Countertops: Which Do You Prefer?


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Now you have weighed down both materials, regarding their pros and cons. Related to the many points above, you might also want to consider other external factors:

1) The Concept of Your Kitchen


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The concept of your kitchen will determine the kitchen countertop materials. If you are looking for something related to Mother Nature, you can choose granite instead of quartz.

2) The Budget


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This is actually the most considered factor when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. You can choose quartz that normally costs more than granite, but with less maintenance. Granite has a variety of prices so you can choose that too depending on how much you have right now. Be prepared for the regular maintenance part, though.

3) The Endurability


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This is also another consideration when it comes to choosing the right kitchen countertop. If you have children living with you, the chances are that they might spill something while they are in the kitchen. Having granite countertops may not be a good idea.

After considering these three (3) factors too, which do you prefer? Quartz or granite countertops? Whatever your choice will be, hopefully, it is the right material to complete your dream kitchen.


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