If you want an elegant and stunning stone countertop with white hues and unique veining, you’ve probably narrowed down your best options to marble and quartz. Though both stones have some similarities, they also have a few key differences that might sway you one way or the other. That being said, it’s important to note these factors for both marble and quartz counters.
As a natural stone, the marble used for countertops can come in a wide variety of styles and designs. Each slab of marble is unique, so you’ll be able to achieve that individual look in your kitchen. However, the beauty of marble can be hard to maintain. Because marble is especially porous, the stone is more susceptible to stains, which can lead to vulnerability to scratches. However, marble is more heat-resistant, which can be beneficial if you cook a lot.
Quartz counters can also be unique in appearance, but it isn’t because of the variety of the natural stone. Actually, quartz countertops are manufactured, meaning that the quartz used for the counters is blended with different materials and pigments. This allows you some creative freedom, as you can pick and choose what you want your countertops to look like instead of being limited to the selection offered from the natural stone. Quartz counters are even more durable than marble, and they are non-porous, which prevents staining. Unfortunately, though, quartz is not as heat-resistant as marble.
Hopefully with these factors in mind, you’ll be able to decide which type of countertops is right for you. Contact us at The Gallery of Stone to install your new countertops!