While granite is natural stone quarried from inside the Earth, quartz slabs are a man-made product containing ground up quartzite and resin fillers. The color patterns in granite slabs tend to have more movement, while quartz slabs normally exhibit a more uniform color pattern.
Quartz is the more durable of the two materials, resisting staining, chipping, and scratching. Quartz countertops also do not need to be sealed. However, quartz is not as tolerant of heat as granite. Lifetime Granite recommends using a hot pad or trivet underneath pots and casserole dishes to protect quartz countertops.
Granite is a naturally occurring rock from the earth. Granite contains several minerals, of which quartz, feldspar, and mica are the three main components. It is a very durable stone that requires little maintenance, seal about every 5-10 years and clean it regularly. It’s naturally beautiful with unique elegant textures and colors. A multitude of usages throughout your home and commercial property.
Quartz is man-made engineered stone formed by combining ground quartz (a natural hard mineral) with resins, polymers, and pigments. This forms a very hard granite-like surface. It is extremely hard and durable. Non-porous and stain-and-crack resistant. It does not require sealing or resealing.
Do: Use mild soap with warm water and stone cleaners such as: Method Daily Stone (available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Canadian Tire)
Don’t: Stay away from any cleaners with high PH, no acidic cleaners or harsh ones like Vim, Mister Clean, and or Windex etc. No bleach or vinegar/lemon
Both granite and quartz are comparable in price. The price range for either material depends on the color pattern you choose and the square footage of your project. Other factors that will contribute to your pricing include customized edging, backsplash options, and contour designs.
Your installation timeline will depend on the scope of your project and our current fabrication schedule. Our in-house fabricators give each project their undivided attention.