Battle of the Countertops: Granite vs. Quartz

Read about the pros and cons — and see great examples — of these popular kitchen countertop materials

If you’ve recently shopped for new kitchen countertops, you know firsthand how many options there are today. Houzz research says that for most people, the choices often boil down to granite or quartz. Two out of five homeowners choose one of these two surfaces, often for durability and easy cleaning, according to a 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. If you, too, have whittled it down to granite or quartz, here’s a quick way to learn all about their pros and cons.