Granite countertops are quite famous in the market and quite popular among the audience as well but the only problem is the high price.
They are made of quarries and actual slabs of stone cut from blocks of granite. Now people for years are searching for the right alternative for Granite only because of the price and nothing else that much.
Finally, there is a appropriate alternative of granite in the market which is Quartz.
Quartz countertops are a mixture of pulverized quartz and a special resin. it is designed at the ratio of 93% quartz and 7% resin.
Quartz is better as an option, even better than granite because it allows complete customization of style, colors and textures.
Quartz countertops are extremely environmentally friendly as it requires less natural resources than granite.
Also, the manufacturing process is extremely sustainable with minimal environmental impact. Granite needs to be produced in large quarries, and then cut and transported, which has a huge environmental damage.
Granite countertops VS quartz countertops
Quartz countertops are equally durable as granite, They are also easy to install and maintain as well.
Since quartz countertops are mostly made of crystal quartz which are neither porous nor needed to be sealed unlike granite countertops.
they will never require to be sealed or be treated and being non-porous ensures the surfaces are antibacterial, stain resistant, and waterproof.
Quartz countertops are heavier and denser than granite because of it non-porous state, therefore it needs to be fitted with a supervision of professional.
Even the custom quartz countertops are sourced from Europe, so has the production extremely small carbon footprint, They are very safe and antibacterial.
Granite is more expensive than quartz as they are expensive to produce. With the annual maintenance costs, the figures can go even higher for granite usage.
Quartz is beautiful to look at because it gives you much customization option and it allows you to have a personal touch to your designs.
It is also very easy to replicate various natural stones aesthetically including marble and granite. Granite, on the other hand, has lesser options in several shades of brown and grey.
If not maintained correctly, granite would likely begin to stain while quartz requires minimal maintenance.
A major drawback for quartz manufacturing is the quality of the resin. Depending on the manufacturer, many of the wholesale suppliers use low-quality resins in making these countertops.
Thus, you must ensure the quality of the resins in custom quartz countertops, otherwise it can begin to discolor over time when in contact with UV light.