If your kitchen is outdated and worn, call Claghorn Custom Flooring. We provide kitchen remodeling and flooring services in Zionsville and the surrounding areas. But before you demolish your existing kitchen, consider how a simple countertop upgrade will improve your kitchen’s aesthetic. If you are ready for an upgrade, contact our design team for free assistance on choosing the perfect countertop material for your kitchen.

A Comparison Guide to Quartz and Granite Countertops

Granite vs. Quartz

More often than not, customers choose either granite or quartz for their kitchen countertops. These countertops are similar in appearance, but their composition is entirely different.

Natural vs. Engineered Stone

The primary difference between granite and quartz is their composition. Granite is a natural stone that is mined from quarries all around the world. After extraction, the stone is cut into solid slabs and polished for installation. In contrast, quartz is manufactured from crushed quartz and is mixed with pigments and resin to create distinct patterns and colors. 


Granite and quartz are both beautiful and come in a variety of colors and patterns. Granite is produced all over the world, and each mine produces stone with unique colors and patterns. These colors range from earth tones to blues, greens, and pinks, and each slab contains unique patterns and striations. Alternatively, the coloration of quartz is more consistent and comes in a wide array of colors. 


In terms of durability, quartz is hard to beat. It requires very little care and is resistant to stains, chips, and cracks. Granite, on the other hand, needs to be sealed on a regular basis to prevent staining. Additionally, natural stone countertops, including granite, are also more likely to chip or crack than engineered stone.

What to Choose?

Choosing countertop materials is a personal decision that must fit into your lifestyle, design palette, and budget. If you are ready to remodel your kitchen, allow the design team at Claghorn to guide you to the perfect material for your kitchen. Whether you simply want to replace your countertops or need a full kitchen remodel, we are here for the job. Contact our office at (317) 873-6202 to request a free estimate