If you have made the decision to remodel your kitchen in your South Bend home, one area you may want to focus on is the countertops. Along with this comes the decision to use either quartz or granite for your countertops. While you may not think about this initially, it’s important to understand that each material has specific pros and cons. This can help you make the right decision as to which one fits best in your home.
While quartz and granite are similar in the fact that they are both types of stone and come in a variety of colors, they do have some distinct differences. Namely, they have unique patterns with quartz often coming in solid colors while granite has a marble design. Also, quartz is harder than granite, making for less damage to the material.
Maintenance and Durability
Once installed, granite needs to be sealed as it is a natural stone. Over the years, it must be resealed again to maintain the quality and durability. Granite also stains easier than quartz and any spills should be cleaned up immediately. Granite countertops also require consistent cleaning to prevent the growth of bacteria. Quartz, on the other hand, does not require a seal, does not stain as easily, and won’t break or crack as easily as granite.
Typically, granite has a higher resale value and increases the total value of the home by up to 25%. This is more than quartz countertops. In many cases, granite countertops are seen as high quality and generally receive more reception than other types of countertops.
If you want to discuss the different types of countertops and determine which option is best for you, we encourage you to learn more from our team. At HM Remodeling, we focus on the needs of our customers and work hard to provide them with the highest quality service when remodeling their South Bend home.
Contact us today to get started on your project.
About the Author: Dave Sipp, HM Remodeling
Dave Sipp owns HM Remodeling with his wife, Janet. He specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling services and has recently expanded the business’ offered services into interior design and home furnishing. Dave takes a “whole home” approach to remodeling, striving to create a cohesive appearance and feel for a home.