Granite vs. Quartz

When choosing countertops for your new kitchen or bathroom, one of the toughest decisions is often whether to go with granite or quartz. While much of the decision comes down to personal preference, below are some helpful facts to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle. 

 
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Granite

Granite is a natural rock that is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use in homes. Since it is a natural stone, each slab is unique. Maintenance is required to keep granite sealed. To clean granite, use warm water and soap to help keep its shine. While not ideal to work on because it will dull knife blades, it will take normal wear and tear very well. Such a strong material is difficult to scratch and is able to resist temperature changes.

Come visit our showroom to see granite samples! 

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Quartz

Quartz countertops are fabricated from natural quartz, one of the hardest minerals found in the Earth, and small amounts of glass or metallic flecks are added to create variety, resulting in beautiful countertops. Other advantage of quartz is that it is a non-porous material, its texture does not allow bacteria to grow and resists against stains, protecting your family and making kitchen clean-up easy. For this reason, quartz countertops never need to be sealed.

Innovative Interiors carries the following lines of Quartz:

  • Silestone
  • Caesarstone
  • Vadara
  • Spectrum Quartz