Quartz vs Granite? Which Countertop is Best for You?

When it’s time to remodel the kitchen, the choice of countertop is always one that leaves most people struggling to make the best decision. Two popular choices in Vancouver are quartz and granite, and there are plusses and minuses to both.

Before I take a look at these different materials, remember that the choice between quartz and granite, in the end, comes down to you. Which one do you like the best and which one fits your budget the best? There really isn’t a bad choice when it’s your preference.

Both quartz and granite are very strong but are not indestructible. The quartz countertop is stain resistant and does not require sealing, while the granite countertop must be resealed every year. If you don’t seal the stone, it can be stained by different liquids.

Both these countertops are really heavy and need to be installed professionally. But quartz is more flexible and easier to work with during the installation. Remember that a granite countertop is literally a piece of rock that’s been cut out of the earth, while quartz is a mix of crushed quartz and resin.

Colour-wise, you will have to remember that a granite slab may not be the same, exact colour as the one you saw in the showroom. The quartz countertop, however, will be. But a quartz countertop may fade over time from the sun. The granite won’t.

When you think about the appearance of your counter top, you have to decide what look is more important to you. If you want a countertop with no visible seams and a uniform appearance, you want quartz. If you want the natural look of the stone and aren’t worried about seams or uniformity, then granite is the choice.

No matter the choice, finding the best place to get a countertop in Langley is simple—check out Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms.

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