Countertop Conversation: Quartz or Granite?

“Should I get a quartz or a granite countertop?”

This is a dilemma most people trying to renovate their kitchens have. Here’s a comparison of the two that we hope will help your decision.


Quartz countertops are generally harder than granite. Some say it’s indestructible.  It isn’t porous like granite so it’s easy to clean. Granite countertops are easily stained and may remain stained if not cleaned up immediately.


Granite and Quartz countertops are equally beautiful and vibrant. However, enhancements are pretty hard to find for granite.


Quartz is easy to clean. Just wipe it with soap and water. Granite, however, is high maintenance and needs immediate care.


Quartz isn’t porous. They don’t absorb stains or liquids that have germs and bacteria. On the other hand, granite countertops are stained quickly and can produce more bacteria.


Granite ranges from $40-$60, while quartz is more expensive, amounting from $50-$70 per square foot. Installation however is more expensive for granite.

This comparison shows why people prefer Quartz over Granite.

If you need more information on quartz or granite countertops, refer to this infographic by Best Kitchen Countertops.

If you are in Anaheim or anywhere in California, here are some really good kitchen countertop installers and some specifically quartz countertop installers we know.