There are few design elements that spark heated debate and divide homeowners as much as which stone surface to use for their countertops — granite and quartz. If you like both, the decision may come down to cost. Often customers ask us which is more expensive, granite, or quartz.
We wish the answer were straight-forward, but both are competitively priced with one another. Granite has a larger range of cost, with some very low-cost options, but also some very costly, and rare, options available. Quartz, on the other hand, usually costs in the mid-range, which is equal to most granites.
With granite or quartz being in and around the same cost, the deciding factor comes down to what you like. Granite and quartz are quite different materials, one being a natural stone and another being an engineered composite made to resemble the natural stone. Granite—the natural stone—is like a snowflake in its ability to be unique because no two granite slabs are the same. This, however, may mean it takes you a little longer to find the perfect countertop.
Quartz—the engineered stone—is more uniform. That doesn’t mean quartz doesn’t stand out though. There are many patterns and color options available to help you customize your design, especially if you are looking to achieve a marble look (did we just throw another option in the equation? If so read this blog post).
Quartz and granite are both premium, high-quality, long-lasting materials well worth the investment for your home. You now have to select which one you want. To help you out, here are the most popular granite and quartz colours. For more options and a little bit of inspiration, peruse our website or visit our Pinterest page.
POPULAR ST QUARTZ COLOURS