Are you dreaming of a granite countertop for your kitchen or bathroom? If you live in the greater Montreal area, don't miss your chance to save with Comptoir Quartz & Granit. We compare prices from several suppliers in Canada and the United States to find high quality granite slabs at a very competitive price. You can choose from our large selection of shades, colors, tints and granularities.
The big difference between granite and quartz
Granite and quartz are very similar and both materials are very popular for kitchen and bathroom countertop construction. Despite their similarity, the process of turning natural stone into countertop is completely different. This is because quartz is an engineered stone that is factory designed from rock crystals and polymer glue. Unlike granite, it does not come directly from rock. Instead, quartz is a mixture of various natural stones and industrial debris such as glass, mirror and silica. Granite is cut into slabs at the quarry and transported in one piece from the vein to the manufacturers. The latter segments it to the desired thickness and applies an epoxy resin to fill the natural cavities of the material. The slabs are then polished before a waterproof sealant is applied. Thus, unlike quartz, granite changes very little in appearance between the quarry and the buyers' home.
Advantages of granite
When comparing granite and quartz, one quickly realizes that granite represents a much better value for money. Granite is generally more resistant to heat, breakage and scratches than quartz. However, we recommend using a cutting board to avoid dulling your knives. In addition, if the countertop receives a significant impact, especially near the edges, it may crack or crumble.
You should also be aware that different colors and finishes of granite have different characteristics. For example, light-colored slabs are generally less resistant and satin finishes are more likely to stain when there is a grease spill.
However, despite some shortcomings, granite is still a great option for a kitchen or bathroom countertop. You won't regret your choice!
For a granite countertop in the Montreal area, there is no better option than Comptoir Quartz & Granit. Our personalized service and attention to detail make us one of the best in the industry. With our unbeatable prices, you have everything to gain by contacting us. Don't wait any longer and get the kitchen you deserve.