Comparing Quartz, Granite, and Marble, Which Should You Use?

getty-3218-164103918Comparing granite, quartz and marble is important to your remodeling goals and objectives. Considering the question, “Which is best?” is an exercise in futility, as they all are superb.

Still, all three have pros and cons and you should consider the advantages and disadvantages of each:


A hard substance, granite is natural. An igneous rock, it can come in numerous colors and designs. It is heat resistant, durable and discourages day-to-day scratches. It is also porous, susceptible to stains, and needs some periodic sealing. However professionally installed, it typically shows visible seams.


A metamorphic rock, marble is found in quarries and must be cut and polished. Elegant and beautiful, marble comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Also heat tolerant, its natural beauty, combined with its interesting grain, makes it a popular choice in kitchens and wherever durability is paramount.

It’s still not as durable as granite, but retains granite’s porous, stain ability. Using marble for countertops brings both maintenance and challenging repair requirements. Popular for floors, its hardness is a positive, while its repair and maintenance necessities concern homeowners.


This material typically contains over 90 percent natural quartz, matched with polymer resins. It’s extremely hard and durable. It’s also heat resistant and unfriendly to stains. It comes in limited, but wonderful colors not present in nature. Made from natural stone, its resins enhance durability.

It’s not as impact resistant as granite, nor as impervious to high heat damage over time. Its colors are more limited than granite or marble. Quartz involves visible seams and higher cost.

Contact Environments Design Group when you seek the best designs in the Westlake Village area for your home. Call them at 818.730.2578 for a product comparison.

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