Quartz, Marble or Granite? One of the most common questions we get from our clients is what type of countertop will not only be beautiful in their home but also practical for their lifestyle? Well, today we’re sharing our top pros and cons for each stone as well as a roundup of our favorites over the years! 🤍
The Pros: Quartz is typically our go-to because we design for clients with large families or busy lifestyles often. It’s extremely durable so it handles wear and tears better. Great for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
The Cons: Quartz is a forever stone. So, if you’re looking for something with a “lived-in” look or with a bit more character, this might not be the best option for you. Quartz is also such a desirable material, that it’s often more expensive.
The Pros: When you travel to old European counties, marble is everywhere and looks aged and beautiful. It etches and patinas with use, so it gives a gorgeous, mature feeling but with a timeless look.
The Cons: Marble is notorious for how easily it becomes stained and scratched. Both heat and food/drink spills can stain a marble countertop. But, with the right care, it’s more manageable – especially for those with homes where little ones might not be present and messes aren’t a daily occurrence.
The Pros: Like quartz, granite is extremely durable. It is a long-lasting option, also doesn’t include any dangerous chemicals – so some consider it to be a more environmentally friendly choice!
The Cons: While upkeep is pretty simple, you might have to reseal the countertops every so often. Like quartz, granite is expensive. But, its benefits are worth the price.