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.