Many remodeling projects begin with the selection of stone, which often becomes the focal point of a room. At Architectural Justice we have over 3,000 full slabs of stone on premise, making us one of the largest stocking fabricators in Northeast Ohio. Granite and quartz are two of the most popular countertop choices and are both great options for any room in the home. Which will you choose?
Granite is 100% natural and is available in a countless array of colors, patterns and textures, with each slab being a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Granite is ideal for countertops, tub surrounds and other heavily used surfaces. It is one of the hardest dimensional stone types and is scratch resistant and heat resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is always recommend to use trivets. Granite is easy to maintain with mild household cleaners and can be easily sealed by the consumer annually for protection.
Quartz is an engineered product generally made up of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. Engineered stones are consistent from slab to slab and very durable. Quartz is recommended for kitchens, bathrooms and other heavily used surfaces. Most engineered stones are stain-resistant but are not heat proof, chemical proof or fracture proof. Repairs may be more difficult than with natural stones. Quartz does not require sealing.