Monday, June 16, 2014
Granite Or Quartz?
Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping by! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Father's Day.
The age-old adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" is certainly true. There are quite a few older homes in my community, ours being one of them, and several homes here have the same tile or comparable. It wasn't until I started writing my blog (and snapping pics) that I realized how extraordinarily dated my countertops looked. Yikes. We are almost into the home stretch of our kitchen renovation, and we recently came to decision-making time! Time to choose the countertops. We looked at a few options, and finally settled on quartz.
Granite vs Quartz:
⚫Both vary in price.
⚫Granite is 100% Natural, quartz is manufactured.
⚫Being that granite is 100% natural, there can sometimes be flaws in the slab
⚫Quartz is fabricated, so there are likely no flaws
⚫Granite requires sealing, quartz does not
⚫Quartz is nonporous and more resistant to bacterial growth, and also more mold resistant.
I chose a grey quartz with sparkling flecks. Here is a snap of the island.
Quite a difference from my outdated tiles.
I hope this information has been helpful. Thanks again for stopping in, keeping my fingers crossed we will finish soon!
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