When narrowing down choices for your kitchen or bathroom, generally speaking is usually comes down to two materials: quartz (engineered stone) or granite (natural stone). It's not the easiest decision because the distinction between the two countertop materials isn't always apparent.
Quartz products are engineered stone that contains a very high amount of natural quartz but may also contain other minerals. Widely popular & more widely available quartz comes in a wide array of design styles & colors remaining elegant & timeless. Quartz are not slabs of quarried stone as granite is, but instead are formed from stone byproducts that are ground up & formed into slabs for countertops. Quartz is uniform in appearance and have an extremely durable surface that is scratch resistant, chemical resistant & stain resistant. Quartz is the preferred surface for homeowners, builders & designers.
Granite slabs are slightly different in mineral patterns & colors- meaning no two slabs will ever be the same. If you truly want the look of natural stone, than choose the truly natural product, granite. Granite come directly from stone quarries & is cut into slabs, polished, sealed & than finally fabricated into countertops. Mined all over the world, some granite colors are hard to come by. Granite is a relatively porous stone that does require sealing. Periodic sealing is recommended depending on the color. Granite may or may not have inherent flaws adding to their beauty.
The bottom line, both granite & quartz are premium countertop materials that will add real estate value to your home or business. Stop into Stone Crafters and let us show you various samples of each. Large or small, we fabricate our tops with a lot of care. Our experts will answer any questions you have and get you pointed in the right direction. We will realize your dream kitchen or space that will captivate everyone's attention. Thats our promise.