Unlike granite countertops, quartz countertops are not 100 percent natural stone. Quartz countertops require less maintenance than granite, are less likely to stain and are available in more colors. More »

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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, scratc... More »

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Countertops made of engineered quartz are considerably heavier than other types of stone, including granite, according to HGTV. Nevertheless, quartz has gained tremendous popularity in home design, due to its durability ... More »

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Caesarstone countertops consist of quartz, which, like granite and other stone surfaces, varies in price depending on the supply; quartz countertops are often slightly more expensive than granite. Quartz and other stone ... More »

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The difference between Silestone and granite countertops is that Silestone is 94 percent quartz, a mineral composed of silicone dioxide in a matrix of resins, and granite is an igneous rock composed largely of feldspar, ... More »

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Advantages of quartz countertops include durability, resistance to stains and a wide selection of colors and designs not available in natural stone countertops. Disadvantages include a higher price tag than other manufac... More »

Countertops made of engineered quartz are considerably heavier than other types of stone, including granite, according to HGTV. Nevertheless, quartz has gained tremendous popularity in home design, due to its durability ... More »

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