Quartz or Natural Stone?

Finding the right countertop will depend on your preferences. Will you be looking for a countertop that is more stylish or more durable? Your answer could decide whether you should have a quartz or granite countertop. This begs the question, which is better, Quartz or Natural Stone? On this page, we will explain what these stones are and what they are best suited for.


Natural Stone

Natural stones are a group of products, extracted from Earth, used for building and decorations. Some examples of natural stones are Granite, Marble, and Limestone. These stones can come in different colors, styles, and textures, making each stone one of a kind. Each natural stone has their own perks. For example, Granite is a very durable natural stone that doesn’t need much maintenance. Marble can be very versatile when it comes to appearance as well as carving.

Benefits of a Natural Stone Countertop:

  • An abundance of stones to choose from
  • Very versatile
  • Very unique design


Quartz (Engineered Stone)

Quartz, not to be confused with Quartzite, is a type of engineered stone. Engineered stone is a man-made stone that combines a stone with resins and other substances. The combinations of these make a very durable stone. Although not as unique as natural stone, Quartz makes up in strength and maintenance. Natural stone is porous, which allows liquid stains to be made. Quartz is non-porous, making an easy clean and no need for sealants. Quartz is also very durable, even more durable than granite.

Benefits of a Natural Stone Countertop:

  • Very easy to maintain
  • resistant to stains and scratches
  • less vulnerable to chipping than natural stone


Choosing the right stone will depend on your preferences and where the stone will be. Natural stone is best If you are looking for a unique, one of a kind countertop. Quartz is best if you are looking for a countertop that’s maintained with only a clean wipe. The location of the stone should be accounted for as well. For example, quartz is sun sensitive, which can make its design fade. For more information, check out our sources or contact us.


How to Seal Countertops with Stone Essentials

In this video, we will be teaching you how to seal your countertops with Stone Essentials sealing products. Thank you to Erik from Stone Essentials for helping us with the tutorial!

Kitchen Projects

Here are a couple of kitchen projects that we’ve help made a reality.

The Trio

This slideshow shows you how 3 components can make 1 beautiful kitchen. There are granite countertops to make the kitchen look smooth. There is the backsplash that complements the countertops. And finally, there is the dark cabinets to help balance the kitchen’s light and dark colors.


Simple Yet Effective

This slideshow shows that a kitchen can look simple and elegant. The white cabinets blends in well with the granite countertops. The minimalist design helps make a great first impression on any visitor.


Material Selector

A tool to help you choose your next tile or granite

How to use:

  • Choose 1 of the 4 applications for the project that you are doing
  • Use the filter section to narrow your results based on material, size, color, finish, and country
  • view the results

Floor Pattern Tool

Stacked Stone Visualizer

Edge Visualizer

Stacked Stone Ledger Panels

Wood Look Tile Collection

Quartz Countertops Selection