Natural stone countertops are prized by homeowners who want tough, practical surfaces that also serve as beautiful design features. At House of Stone, we provide customers with stunning marble, granite, and quartz countertops in Milwaukee.
Which one is best for your home is largely a matter of preference. But for your reference, here are some of the distinctions between these three popular materials.
Marble – Visually, marble has the most pristine and classic look. The fewer impurities marble has, the more brilliantly white it will be. Most natural marble, though, does have some other minerals in it, which will give subtle touches of gray, blue, pink, yellow, or black. Manmade marble is available with more bold color variations.
Granite – Granite is distinguished by the presence of crystals that give it a grainy, sparkling, unique appearance. Sometimes, granite may look like marble. But granite is a stronger stone.
Quartz – Quartz occurs naturally. But when used for countertops, the material is manmade by mixing about 90% ground quartz crystals with about 10% polymers and resins. Since quartz countertops are manufactured, they tend to have a more uniform texture and pattern than marble and granite.