The Difference Between Granite & Quartz
Granite is a natural stone cut straight out of the earth consisting of the minerals, quartz, feldspar and mica. With Granite you will find natural veins, fissures and mineral deposits combine to give granite its beauty and character. Granite is extremely durable and appealing for use every day in the home. Granite is scratch and heat resistant, as well as stain resistant if sealed properly.
Quartz is composed of 95% quartz crystals and 5% polyester resin. Quartz is an engineered stone that has taken the best of what nature stone has to offer in terms of the durability and the beauty of stone. Quartz is manufactured by intense pressure and heat to increase the color consistency, stain resistance and strength of the stone. Being non-porous, Quartz does not require the use of sealants, and it withstands typical wear and tear.