For kitchen countertops, quartz or granite?

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Posted by: from Oakville
2/18/2015 at 2:20:01 PM

For kitchen countertops, quartz or granite?

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Date/Time2/18/2015 at 3:41:09 PM

Lesley & Arturo,

I would suggest doing some homework rather that asking our opinion. Each has its own merits and it really comes down to what you want.

Consider who will be using it most, are there kids, is it primarily a show piece, do you plan on any other renovations that might compliment the counter tops? If you change colour schemes in the future, will you be happy with your choice. Why I mention how it is to be used, consider the chopping cutting scraping that often goes on in a busy kitchen area.

Maybe you should also consult an interior decorator to ask for their opinion.

Good luck

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Date/Time2/18/2015 at 3:53:10 PM

Leslie and Arturo,

As both a designer and general contractor for the past 18 years, when asked this question, majority of the time, it comes down to what you desire for the feeling of your space. Granite has a natural texture, movement, fossils and warmth. Quartz tries to emulate these feelings but just does not seem to cut it. If you are looking for a cleaner, slightly more contemporary space, quartz is the product for you. As much as many people suggest that granite may be more porous and prone to staining, I personally feel that it should not be the reason for you selection as there are always ways to remove stains....tried and true.

All in all, it has been our clients personal tastes that helps them make the selection between the two.



Woolrich Group Design and Construction

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Date/Time2/18/2015 at 4:16:14 PM

That is really a personal preference when it comes to the look that you are after. Both are very nice and will add a nice touch to the kitchen but it comes down to what look and texture that you prefer as the customer.

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Date/Time2/19/2015 at 4:10:44 PM

There are a lot of other options then just granite or quartz. You should go to your local counter top supplier and pick out what colours and the type of granite that you like, this will then tell you the cost of your taste. Usually the cost will be the deciding factor in which one that you choose.

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Jay from Instalall in Ottawa
Date/Time2/23/2015 at 10:08:37 AM


- Cheaper

- Harder to scratch and break

- More natural

- Color inconsistency

- Richer look


- Easier to clean

- More expensive

- Durable

- Color consistency

- Cheaper to install

Personally I like granite for the natural look of it.

Good luck

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