Choosing Between Black Granite And Black Quartz Countertops

July 06, 2018


While black countertops are definitely a bold choice, it’s likely that homeowners looking to “go to the dark side” in their kitchen or bathroom remodel already made that decision a long time ago. If you’re among the budding designers who have fallen in love with an unforgettable black countertop design, it’s time to purchase a high-quality black surface. There’s just one question: should you go with black granite or black quartz countertops

When it comes to countertops, these materials are still the two most popular choices, and for good reason. With several factors to consider for your choice, take a look at some of the benefits to discover if black granite or quartz best fits your lifestyle. 

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The Aesthetics

Quartz is a man-made material that’s made from one of the hardest minerals on earth and also includes polymer resins and color additives. One of the best things about quartz is that you’ll always end up with consistent coloring and patterns.

There won’t be any surprises with quartz colors. Or if you choose a patterned quartz like Marquina Midnight Quartz with gray veining for a natural stone look, your actual slab will look just like the sample you chose. 

msi-midnight-corvo-quartz-bathroom-counter-minMidnight Corvo Quartz

Durability and Maintenance

Both black granite and black quartz countertops are known for their durability, but they have different characteristics when it comes to maintenance. Black granite is a natural stone, and while it's incredibly sturdy and heat-resistant, it may require regular sealing to prevent stains and water damage.

On the other hand, black quartz is non-porous and less susceptible to staining, making it easier to clean and maintain. If you prefer a countertop that requires minimal upkeep and can withstand the demands of a busy kitchen or bathroom, black quartz might be the more practical choice.

msi-agatha-black-granite-kitchen-counter-minAgatha Black Granite

Cost Considerations

Another important factor to weigh when deciding between black granite and black quartz countertops is the cost. Black granite can vary widely in price depending on the rarity and quality of the stone. Some premium black granite options can be quite expensive. In contrast, black quartz tends to have a more consistent and predictable price range.

While it's still a premium material, it may offer a more budget-friendly option compared to high-end black granite varieties. Consider your budget carefully and weigh it against your aesthetic and maintenance preferences to make the best choice for your remodel.

Do you need help figuring out which black countertop product is best for your application? Contact the experienced and creative professionals at MSI today via live chat or find an MSI authorized dealer near you and visit a showroom to learn more.

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