We frequently advise clients who are either building their new homes or remodeling their existing ones; they hire us to assist with kitchen furniture and other elements. In this context, countertops and breakfast bars are key elements.

However, sometimes people struggle to decide whether to make their kitchen furniture with quartz or granite. Today, we’ll discuss this topic to help you make an informed decision.

Quartz or granite? That is the big question.

First and foremost,  both are excellent, useful, and beautiful materials. We cannot simply favor one over the other. But let’s try to provide an overview of the advantages of each of these materials and the differences between them.

Granite countertops are made from natural stone and stand out for their enormous strength.

On the other hand, quartz countertops are the result of engineering, also boasting great strength.  Their main strength lies in their design. During their production, pigments and resins are used to achieve everything from completely smooth colors to excellent imitations of marble or granite itself.

Properties of Quartz for Your Home

An extraordinary quality of quartz is the variety of color variations and options it provides. This makes it possible to design completely customizable kitchens, furniture, and decorative elements.

As mentioned in a previous blog, quartz is non-porous, meaning it provides surfaces highly resistant to stains and scratches. Therefore, it is widely used in areas like the kitchen where various fluids such as oil or wine may spill.

Additionally, if you want a white or single-color kitchen, quartz gives you the advantage that, being a man-made material, it can be achieved more easily compared to granite or natural stones that have movement.

Another advantage is that, being non-porous, the countertop will always maintain its initial shine, as cleaning products cannot corrode the surface. Finally, it is highly resistant to common impacts in the kitchen or other areas of the home.

Now, let’s also analyze the advantages of granite.

Properties of Granite for Your Home

Granite is, in fact, a type of rock of magmatic origin, made up of about 40% quartz, and other rocks, which means it formed when magma solidified beneath the Earth’s crust.

The strength and durability of granite are undeniable. On the other hand, the design is limited but exclusive. Being a natural stone, there cannot be two identical granite countertops in color or shape. And the best part is that it is a natural, eco-friendly material; however, it is quite porous. For this reason, it is recommended that granite countertops be polished and sealed at least once a year to prevent stains.

At Imagine Group, we have a wide stock of quartz and granite stones with designs and colors you won’t find elsewhere, waiting to be placed in unique places.

Contact us if you need personalized advice or make a quotation request of your project. We will be delighted to give you assistance.