There are significant differences in the way that quartz and granite are produced.  Granite is considered a natural stone product that has to be quarried. This process requires a great deal of labour and requires extensive use of resources during its extraction process. Additionally, the transportation of this natural stone product can be cause for concern as many natural resources are required due to the fact that granite is typically mined in Europe, Asia and South America. The production of granite can also yield a lot of waste during the quarrying, the cutting, processing and during transportation. 

Quartz, A Great Eco-Friendly Solution

If you prefer the look and feel of a natural stone product, but are concerned about the environmental impact of granite, Quartz Countertops are a great alternative. The production of quartz itself does not involve the same lengthy mining and quarrying process involved with the production of granite and similar products. Quartz is engineered in a factory and produced using materials that would normally be wasted, making it a great eco conscious alternative while still delivering the same benefits of granite.

Quartz is Durable and Easy to Maintain

This environmentally friendly stone surface makes for great kitchens and bathroom surfaces as it’s smooth texture makes it difficult for bacteria, mold and mildew to develop. Quartz surfaces are durable and do not absorb liquids, making it easy to clean and maintain. Simply clean up spills and messes with mild detergent or warm water. Quartz is just as durable as Granite, is resistant to stains, and can last for years.  Additionally, quartz is available in a multitude of colours and textures, making it easy to find the best fit for your kitchen and bathroom.

If you’re looking for a stylish and environmentally conscious countertop solution, or looking to find out more about custom countertops in London and surrounding area, speak to the professionals at Regent Granite at 519-668-7041.