What are quartz countertops?
Durable, affordable, and available in many colors and styles.
An alternative to granite, quartz countertops are created out of crushed quartz that is then sealed in a protective resin. Because of this, quartz is highly durable, boasting stain and scratch resistance; unlike granite countertops, they don’t need to be resealed. Quartz comes in more colors and designs than granite, and—best of all—comes at a lower price point.
However, quartz does have it’s limits. First, many people prefer the natural stone look of granite to quartz, meaning it doesn’t boost home values as much as granite. It’s also not as heat-resistant as actual stone, so you can’t put a hot pot directly on it. Finally, quartz can be damaged by direct sunlight.
Interested in learning more about the differences between granite and quartz countertops? Check out our blog post!