Building Show-Stopping Countertops for Salt Lake City Residents
You deserve an elegant kitchen in your home. When upgrading this part of your house, never settle for anything less than a custom quartz countertop or a stain-resistant granite countertop. The enduring reliability and beauty of these two materials are unmatched.
AMC Building Materials offers an array of granite and quartz countertops to homeowners in Salt Lake City, all fabricated to create the most stylish kitchens. We carry trusted brands in the market, showcasing countertops in robust materials, rich textures, subtle and bold hues, and exotic grains. We’re confident that you’ll find materials in our collection that will reinvigorate your home’s interior.
Granite vs. Quartz
Having trouble deciding between granite and quartz for your countertops? We take a look at the pros and cons of each to help you make the choice that's best for your needs. use this simple guide to discover which of these beautiful materials is right for you!
Appearance: As with any material, the visual differences between granite and quartz are a matter of taste. Some people prefer the natural and unique look of granite. Others like the wider variety of patterns and colors offered by quartz.
Durability: Granite is often cited as the most durable natural countertop material available and is known for resisting cracks and chips. As a man-made material, quartz rates a bit higher on the hardness scale and is slightly more resistant to damage.
Maintenance/Repairs: With proper annual re-sealing, granite is very resistant to stains. Minor scratches or dings in granite can be filled in with color-matching epoxy or resin from the home improvement store, but professional installers should repair cracks larger than an ice cube. Quartz is a nonporous material, which allows it to repel coffee, oil, and even food coloring without sealing. Damaged quartz is trickier to repair and should always be done by a professional.
Installation/Price: Both granite and quartz should be installed by a professional. They are extremely heavy and difficult to handle. Also, cutting holes for the sink is no easy task. Granite prices have started to go down, making the upfront price of quartz slightly higher. Over enough time, however, reduced maintenance expenses may be enough to offset the price difference. In either case, slab remnants can save big money if your countertop is small enough.
AMC Building Materials has the resources and know-how to create a beautiful countertop made of quartz or granite. Call (801) 810-9188 for a free design consultation.