Granite and Quartz

Granite and Quartz

So you are in the market for a new countertop. Since you make a living doing something other than countertops, you don’t know much about them. Well let us help you know the differences. Here are some quick points:

1. Granite is a natural stone. Quartz is MAN MADE. Don’t confuse quartz with quartzite, as quartzite is a natural stone. Brands like Silestone, Cambria, Caesarstone is a type of MAN MADE Quartz. We sell Samsung Radianz Quartz at our locations. It is the best man made quartz in the world.

2. We can’t keep quartz outside, as the UV rays can change the color. The sun will fade and deteriorate quartz very quickly.

3. Quartz is generally more expensive than most granites. It is very expensive to make, as manufacturers use immense energy to compress quartz whereas granite is compressed by the Earth naturally. The only granites that are more expensive than quartz are super exotic granites such as Marinace, Baricato, and other rare semi-precious materials.

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