Granite vs. Quartz: They Both Rock!

Granite and quartz are both fantastic options for countertops! Practicality, functionality and safety are key components to consider before purchasing a countertop. Here are a few pros and cons of each, so you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll want!




  • It’s natural! This material is 100% natural, which is why it’s so popular!
  • It lasts! It’s durable and strong! But be careful, because it’s not completely immune to cracks or stains.
  • It’s unique. Each granite slab is different. No one will have what you have, so your countertops will be unique!


  • It’s not color consistent. This is stated above as a pro if you’re looking for that exclusivity factor, however it could also be a con because this means the appearance isn’t uniform.
  • They need to be sealed. You’ll need to do this every year, as the countertops porous material can harbor germs, bacteria, mold, etc.
  • Seems aren’t hidden. It’s hard to hide the seems, especially if the stone has veins.



  • It’s super strong! They’re strong and flexible, which makes it easy during the installation process.
  • It’s durable! Quartz can with stand a lot, so it’ll be long lasting!
  • It’s non porous. This means it doesn’t have to be sealed! You won’t have to worry about germs and bacteria. It’s easy to clean and maintain!
  • Colors are uniform. What you see in the sample is what you’ll expect to see.


  • Discoloring is possible. When exposed to sunlight, it’s possible there might be some discoloring.
  • Seams can be seen. To hide these, pick a slab that has a strong pattern. They stand out more on solid colors.

Have any more questions about granite and quartz? Give Williams Fabrication a call at (770) 845-0900! We serve the Metro Atlanta Area and are based in Woodstock, GA. You can also visit our site to see our products and services and pictures from our portfolio!


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