Jan 17 2018
Quartz vs. Granite vs. Marble Countertops
With so many choices in countertops, what may be right for one client is not always the best choice for someone else. Here are the three most popular choices in todays kitchen remodels:
Quartz: A tough-wearing surface that can handle hot pots and spills. Because it’s and engineered surface, quartz tends to cost less than marble or granite (about $20-$90 per square foot installed, compared with $20-$150 for granite and $25 $250 for marble). And since court never needs to be resealed, you’ll pay even less in the long run.
Granite: A solid stone that has a variety of color and pattern options and his heat resistant. But you will typically need to reseal this porous surface annually to help prevent staining.
Marble: A high-end look with beautiful veining. Marble, especially white varieties like Carrera and Calcatta, have an elegance about them, but be prepared: the delicate surface is susceptible to scratches and stains and will need to be resealed every 6 to 12 months.