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Marble vs. Quartz: Which Countertop Material Is Right for Your Kitchen?

Posted On: December 28, 2020

Woman's hand holding coffee mug over marble kitchen countertops.

An impressive kitchen involves countless design and material choices, and perhaps none is more significant than your choice of countertop material.

Marble and quartz are two of the most popular countertop materials. Each is stunningly beautiful, and each has advantages.

So how should you choose between quartz countertops and marble countertops? Ultimately, it’s a personal preference – one our designers will gladly help you with.

Be sure to learn more about our custom countertop fabrication capabilities. In the meantime, here are a few things to think about when considering quartz vs. marble countertops.

Why You Should Choose Quartz Countertops

Appearance. Quartz countertops feature rich colors and unique vein patterns. Our custom fabricated quartz countertops are made mostly with quartz, with pigments mixed in to give you the color you desire.

Durability. Quartz countertops are non-porous, so they won’t absorb liquids – a major cause of stains in other countertop materials. This makes quartz a popular choice in kitchens, where red wine, juices, grease and other liquids spill all the time. And compared to marble, a quartz countertop is less susceptible to etching or damage from hard object impacts (think cast iron frying pan).

Ease of Care. Quartz countertops are practically maintenance-free. You don’t need to seal a quartz countertop. You don’t need to buy fancy cleaners, either. And since quartz doesn’t scratch or stain easily, you don’t need to worry your new quartz countertop will get damaged every time you use the kitchen.

Bottom Line: For kitchens, quartz countertops are best for many homeowners due to their stain-resistant properties and ease of maintenance.

Why You Should Choose Marble Countertops

Timeless Appeal. The charm and elegance of marble countertops make them a favorite among many homeowners. Alternatives like granite, soapstone, and man-made materials simply can’t replicate the luxurious appearance of marble.

Great for Baking. If you love to bake, you’ll love marble countertops. Marble is a naturally heat-resistant material, which makes a marble countertop the perfect place to roll out pastry dough.

Variety of Options. Marble is a soft material, so it can be intricately cut and sculpted to reflect the style and detail you desire.

Bottom Line: Because it’s more vulnerable to stains, marble countertops are best for bathrooms, where they’ll be spared from the spills common in most kitchens.

BONUS: Ask us about quartz and marble remnants for countertops and other projects!

The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.

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