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Compare Countertop Stone Types

compare stone types : granite, marble, quartz. We will install, repair, and maintain.

Granite Marble Quartz
Appearance Granite has a variety of speckled colors and comes in numerous shades and tones. Granite is a stronger and harder stone than marble is, which lends it a shiny, glossy appearance compared to marble’s dull smoothness. Marble is typically a solid grayish-white or cream color and has dark veins running through it, though there are other, rarer varieties that have a pale green or pink base color. Quartz is man-made it is available in solid colors and well as in patterns made to mimic granite colors.
Durability Durable Less durable Durable
Porous Less porous Porous Not porous
Resistant to organic food Mostly No Yes
Damage by cleaning liquids Use mild dish cleaners Use mild dish cleaners (avoid aid based cleaners) No
Outdoor use Yes Yes, with proper sealants No
Stainable Yes Yes No
Scratch resistant Mostly No Yes
Heat resistant Yes Yes Yes
Low maintenance Yes, clean up spills immediately and reseal once in 2 years Less so than granite, Clean up seals immediately and reseal twice a year Yes
Recommended use Kitchen counters, island tops, bar tops, and all areas of heavy use and high traffic where beauty and elegance are essential. all areas of the home but not strongly recommended for kitchens and high traffic areas because of its soft and porous nature