With so many different kinds of stones available in the market, it often becomes really difficult to choose the best one for one particular purpose. Such confusions often arise between Quartz and Granite tile. However, there are some simple ways by which these two can be differentiated.
- Quartz is essentially a mineral with a homogeneous chemical composition (majorly silicon dioxide), while granite is a kind of rock. It is the impurities which lead to a nearly endless variety of colors in otherwise pure clear quartz.
- Granite, on the other hand, is an igneous rock made up of several minerals, including quartz, feldspar, and plagioclase. Being originated from the magma granite very hard and durable.
- Granite is 100 percent natural in origin and is mined from quarries all around the world. It can be cut and polished to give the desired finish. Quartz, on the other hand, are sometimes mixed with 5 percent polymer resin for use at various places.
- No two granite slabs are the same in appearance as it is formed from the lava, the process leads to different color and pattern. This dissimilarity is less in case of quartz.
- Quartz presently is less costly than granite however the installation charges for quartz are much higher than granite making it overall costlier than granite.
These being the major differences in the functionality of both types are close enough. However the use of any particular tile depends solely on the user’s personal choice and preference. We at MarbleWarehouse cater a large collection of both the granite and Quartz tiles to meet the demand of all. We supply quality tiles directly from the quarries at wholesale rates all over the USA.