Gail has an amazing talent for utilizing space to its fullest potential. What impressed us most: How everything came together and ended up being more beautiful than we imagined. She really understood our needs and was patient with our decision making process.
Ask a Designer
- I saw your designs on HGTV. I have a question about quartz (Cambria, Caesarstone, etc) - how durable are they as compared to granite? Have you had any issues w/ staining, pitting, dulling? I am seeing some complaints online about these issues and am very confused.
Granite vs. Quartz Countertops in Kitchen Remodel
Both materials are extremely durable for a kitchen remodeling application. Quartz is a man-made material and granite is natural stone. Quartz, or engineered-stone as it is also known, is impervious to staining and you never have to seal it. Granite can be impervious to staining if it is sealed correctly. Here is a post from our blog about using granite.
Almost all materials can dull if harsh cleaners are used. The good news is that if there is staining in natural stone, a poultice can be applied to soak up the stain. We always use a 15-year sealer on our natural stone products.
Many times the decision between quartz and granite is subjective: quartz has a tendency to have a consistent pattern and although some granite is very consistent, it can also look like a piece of art. Cambria has some beautiful colors by the way, and we are using it in both our kitchen designs and bathroom designs and our clients love it. Either material would be an excellent choice for a kitchen countertop surface matrial.