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What are the differences between Quartz, Granite, and Marble?

Granite, Marble, and Quartz are all appealing for countertops in a kitchen or bathroom, all three come in various colors and patterns and are a natural alternative to laminate, wood or concrete.

Granite is the most common choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops because of its natural appeal and its resistance to stains, cracks, and scratches. Both marble and granite are naturally made stones and although marble has the most unique look and natural imitation it can be less forgiving when it comes to stains and scratches. Marble is more porous than both granite and quartz making it more susceptible to staining especially with highly acidic liquids and cleaners.

Unlike marble & granite, quartz countertops are not entirely natural, they are manufactured stone about ninety-two percent quartz and eight percent resin. By doing this it gives the manufacture a wider variety of color options and designs. Quartz is also the least porous of the three stones making it the most resistant to stains and scratches and requiring the least about of care and upkeep.

Backlighting Onyx

Similar to Granite, ONYX is a sedimentary rock that is usually deposited in cold water solutions, often in the form of stalagmites and stalactites in caves. Through this formation, cryptocrystalline is created and the size and uniformity of these crystals is what contributes to the classic translucent property of the ONYX STONE.

 

Marble & Granite Countertops

The kitchen is the gathering place in your home for family and friends. It is also the work room for the house. From preparing meals to doing school projects, your kitchen, and your kitchen countertops specifically, are in almost constant use. When selecting a new solid surface for your countertops you want to be sure that product you choose is not only durable, but will retain its value and stay in style through the years.