GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A gorgeous countertop can really make your house pop! At Standale Interiors, Jan often gets asked “What is the difference between Granite and Quartz?”.
Pro: It has longevity, universal appeal and helps sell homes
Pro: Itâ€™s available in wide slabs.Â
- Wide slabs are a huge benefit for kitchens with sprawling angles since they usually mean fewer seams. Some kitchens may need only one slab, which can cut costs.
Pro: It costs less
- Entry-level granite is significantly less than most quartz options. This price difference really adds up with larger kitchen spaces
Pro: Itâ€™s a natural beauty and every slab is unique, so you can personalize your space.
Con: Itâ€™s porous.Â
Con: It requires more maintenance and needs to be sealed regularly
Con: There arenâ€™t many â€ścleanâ€ť styles; has lots of â€śmovementâ€ť with veins, swirls, and spots.
Con: Itâ€™s brittle
Pro: Itâ€™s low-maintenance and doesnâ€™t require sealing either.Â
Pro: Itâ€™s stronger than natural stone.Â
Pro: Itâ€™s in high demand.
- Great for flippers and those looking to sell; If the quartzâ€™s price is right, you could net a larger return on investment in the near future.
Pro: It offers consistent, clean styles.Â
Con: Itâ€™s more expensive.Â
Con: It isnâ€™t suitable for outdoor installations.Â
Con: Slabs of the same color always look the same
- Slab designs are predictable (which some homeowners like) and always look the same from slab to slab. In other words, you wonâ€™t ever have a truly unique countertop when it comes to quartz. If youâ€™re wanting a one-of-a-kind work surface, itâ€™s best to stick with granite and other types of natural stone surfaces
Con: It isnâ€™t the real deal.Â
- It wonâ€™t ever be 100 percent natural, and thatâ€™s a deal breaker for a lot of homeowners. Graniteâ€™s natural beauty, sweeping swirls and gorgeous veining arenâ€™t easy to replicate, even with todayâ€™s advanced machinery.