Posted on September 23, 2015
Granite is a natural product that is polished and sealed for use as a countertop. Engineered Quartz is manufactured of ground up quartz with binders and pigment. Both have benefits for use in your home. We can help you decide.
Engineered quartz is hard like granite, but it can scratch more easily because the resin binder in the quartz is only so hard. (This is why quartz flooring is not commonly used.) Fine grain patterns are most easily scratched and the darker colors show scratches worst.
Granite repair is generally invisible; repairs of chips and scratches on engineered quartz are a little more obvious, and more difficult and expensive especially on solid colors or fine grain patterns.
Although quartz manufacturers claim granite needs a sealer and engineered quartz does not, we have found that it is easier to clean when a stone sealer is applied.