Which is better for a countertop: granite, Corian or quartz?


Quick Answer

Granite countertops offer the most benefits in comparison to Corian and quartz. However, each material offers a variety of pros and cons. Granite and quartz are both easier to maintain than Corian, offering stain, scratch and heat resistance, whereas Corian offers easier repair and more variety.

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Granite is a natural stone, therefore limited in color options. It is important that a quality sealant is used on a granite countertop because it is a porous material that could stain otherwise. Quartz is also an excellent choice for countertops and shares the majority of features that granite provides. Due to quartz being a manufactured stone, it is more difficult to achieve the veining seen in natural stone surfaces, such as granite, giving it the higher aesthetic rating.

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