What’s the Difference Between Granite and Quartz Countertops, Anyway?

Putting together your dream kitchen is always exciting, but it rarely comes all at once — there are decisions you have to make, and in order to make those decisions, you have to make more decisions…

Don’t let too many options freeze you! Are you at the point where you’re choosing your countertops and just can’t decide? Let us help make your decision a little easier.

We offer a variety of styles in both granite and quartz. Keep reading and get a few facts lined up, and you’ll be able to make a solid decision about your solid countertops.


Granite is a very durable material that stands up to cutting directly on the surface. Because the material is so dense, you can use practically any cleaner you like to wipe away messes. This counter will last you for a very long time because it is so durable and hard to scratch. It is much cheaper than marble or quartz. With the variety of color and shading along with the natural veining in granite, you have many options to choose from to accentuate your kitchen style.

Who is Granite Best For?

  • The average homeowner looking to upgrade to a durable, easy-to-clean surface for everyday kitchen use.
  • Anyone who loves the look of real granite in their home.


Prefabricated quartz countertops are man-made, derived from the crystal found in granite. It looks like granite in many ways, but also stands out with its own unique polish, and has some different properties worth considering.

A quartz countertop is antimicrobial and meets all the safety standards for use in food preparation areas. (Quartz is engineered from pulverized rocks and resin treated for food safety.)

Quartz is a little more adaptable to a custom design in a kitchen. Designing your dream kitchen might mean counters in corners or islands. It’s easy to pour quartz to the right shape; you can only cut and install granite.

Who is Quartz Best For?

  • Anyone who plans to use their kitchen more than the average family.
  • Cooks and chefs concerned with food safety ratings.


Choosing your kitchen counter design depends a lot on how you use your kitchen. For those who want more appeal for aesthetic reasons, prefab granite countertops might be the better option. People who plan to spend decades cooking with family and friends often choose quartz for the germ-blocking abilities and safety factors.

The good news is, there’s no wrong answer!

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