Lately there's been a buzz about quartz becoming the leading choice of countertop material, surpassing granite and marble. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the durability, new styles, and affordability of quartz are the key reasons so many homeowners are opting for this composite stone.
While quartz is undeniably a respectable countertop choice, nothing makes a statement like the beauty, elegance and durability of natural stone--especially granite. And now that recycled granite is becoming a viable industry, granite that is mined can be used in its entirety, saving landfills from being choked with discarded stone scraps.
Dr. Fred Hueston, Chief Technical Advisor for Stone and Tile PROS, says there are several other reasons to consider granite over quartz for your countertops.
Hueston also adds that it's in the best interest of the manufacturers of alternative countertop materials to advance misinformation about granite.
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