The Finest Quartz & Granite for Your Next Project

With over 500 different colors to choose from. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you decide which stone best suit your needs for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and more! 

Natural Stone vs. Engineered Stone: Understanding the Difference

Natural stone—granite—is indeed 100% natural since it is quarried directly from the earth in large blocks. These blocks are then sliced into slabs and polished on one side at the quarry before being shipped. Fabricators cut shapes from the slabs according to your countertop specifications. They then profile and polish the edges. Granite should be sealed once a year, to close the pores and lessen the chance of staining. You can put hot pots on granite without concern. 

Quartz, on the other hand, is an “engineered” stone, meaning a manufacturing plant uses various grades and sizes of quartz crystals and mixes them with resin and pigment (for color) in a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin. Fabricators create quartz countertops in much the same way as they do granite countertops: by cutting the shapes from the slab and then profiling and polishing the edges. Quartz does not need to be sealed and is generally considered non-porous, however, harsh chemicals such as bleach or drain cleaner can affect the finish of the quartz. Hot pots or cooking appliances such as crock pots or electric fry pans, should not be placed directly on the quartz without a trivet.

The question comes down to this: what’s the right countertop material for your specific needs, your lifestyle, your design? Do your research, ask those questions, and then decide. 

Rest assured, whether you choose granite or quartz, they will equally add unique beauty and value to your home!       

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Custom Countertop Solutions

No two projects are the same, because no two individuals are the same, and at Rocky Mountain Granite & Marble we pride ourselves on the custom solutions we provide for our customers. 

Let us help you with your new countertop selection!
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