Caesarstone or Granite – LET’S TALK COUNTERTOPS

Let’s Talk Countertops – Caesarstone or Granite

In recent years, there has been an ongoing debate between caesarstone and granite owners/enthusiasts over which material is better for kitchen countertops.

Given the fact that both materials are equally stunning in any kitchen and both are top quality products, having to decide between the two is no easy task. But have no fear, we here at Butterfly Remodeling know a little something about remodeling and we are here to help you make the right decision.

We have put together some information that we hope will help your decision making easier. But keep in mind that ultimately, the decision will be yours and most likely it will be based upon two things: the upkeep of the countertop and the look.

Let’s compare the two:

Caesarstone is a beautiful engineered quartz stone which comprises approximately 93% natural quartz. Quartz is a very dense and porous material. It is practical, durable, and attractive with strength and quality. For this reason, Caeserstone does not require any type of sealant or maintenance applied to it. With quartz countertops, there is zero maintenance. Just keep them clean and you’re all set.

Granite is a very hard, granular, crystalline, igneous rock consisting mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar. It is not a very dense or porous material therefore it DOES require maintenance. Every 6 to 18 months, depending on how porous the stone is, you have to apply a sealer to the surface of the countertops. If the sealant is not replaced each year the counter tops will not be able to resist spills as easily and it will start to absorb liquids which will then cause the sealant to wear away.

Preference: Color And Texture

Both caesarstone and granite look great in any style of kitchen and both are available in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. Granite, however, is limited to the style and colors that nature has produced while quartz is colored artificially.

For some, the natural look of granite is of no comparison. For others, the uniformity in the quartz is the deciding feature.

Benefits of both:

  • Quartz and granite are similar in price.
  • Quartz and granite are stunningly beautiful.
  • When cared for properly, both types of countertops virtually last a lifetime.
  • Both are heat, scratch and dent resistant.
  • Both are made from natural stone.
  • Both require the same type of installation.

The Deciding Factor:

While both types of countertops can turn a dull kitchen into a lively more stunning room, the lack of maintenance is usually the deciding factor; meaning that quartz is the most practical of choices.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a preference and why?

Gabriel Dozetas
Butterfly Remodeling Group
310 993 6883

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