Quartz Vs Granite for Your Countertop, the Choice is All Yours

is a natural stone with a wide array of colours and patterns.
You’ll find more than 75 styles on display in our warehouse at Progressive Countertop.

Quartz is a manufactured natural stone composite that has hundreds of designs that are constantly evolving to suit current design trends.
Both are available in matte or gloss finishes

We’ve compiled a list of pros and cons for quartz vs. granite to help you decide.

Benefits of Choosing Quartz or Granite for your countertop


  • There is a wide selection of patterns and colours. As design are man-made from natural stone, new ones are constantly being created for ever-expanding choice.
  • Quartz countertops do not require maintenance or sealing, just a wipe with water and mild soap.
  • Because Quartz countertops are not porous, they restist stains and will not harbour harmful bacteria, for a conffidently clean kitchen.
  • Quartz countertops are durable & long lasting.


  • Granite is mined as a single large slab, so each slab is unique.
  • There is a wide selection of colours and patterns available and each slab’s unique characteristics are often appealing to customers who are looking for a statement piece.
  • Granite is naturally durable and stands the test of time under normal use.
  • While it requires sealing, Progressive Countertop’s granite countertops are pre-sealed when installed & resealing is simple

Further Considerations


  • Seams may be visible in strong patterns.
  • Chipping and cracking can occur from heavy items or extreme heat.
  • Quartz can be more expensive than granite due to the specialized manufacturing process.


  • Seams may be visible in strong patterns.
  • Chipping and cracking can occur from heavy items or extreme heat.
  • By its nature, granite is absorbent. If not properly sealed, or left unsealed it could absorb oil that will leave a permanent stain. However, should a stain occur, there are treatments to remove those stains

Still not sure? Come see the many options of quartz and granite available at Progressive Countertop. Often seeing and talking with one of our design experts is the best way to decide on either quartz or granite for your next countertop.

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