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Artificial (quartz) is cheaper, more uniform, has fewer voids to collect dirt, and is almost as abrasion and chip resistant.
Granite is more expensive, stains and collects dirt a little easier as a rule, and is slighly more chip resistant as a rule.
For durability, I would not rate one over the other - barring a 250 lb guy hopping up on it and cracking it, either is likely to outlive you. Selection is typically based on appearance - quartz tends to be more uniform looking and does not always do a good job of simulating the veining and variations that natural stone has.
Now some of the man made stone counters rival the real granite and othe stones without the maintainence of stone. There are many of them out there and it is more a choice of looks than anything else. Corian is still a strong choice of tops today and one advantage is it can be repaired when scratched on site. If you don't mind the maintainence you can't beat the looks of real stone though unless you need a few pieces to make up the top as the graining may be hard to match up. I am impressed though at how realistic some of the man made products have become. It is more an issue of what brand are available in your area. Most all are made the same way with crushed stone and basically an epoxy binder used to make the sheets.
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My wife and I were on vacation during part of the renovation and had complete trust the job would progress and it did. We returned to an almost completely new kitchen with only a few minor details to go. A big surprise upon our return was seeing the new granite counter tops installed, something I thought would take longer, but
I highly recommend Ironwood Properties
They arrived on time and did the installation in 4 hours.
They removed the old countertops and backsplash.
Everything looks great.
The first day they were here, I wasn't concerned. They took a great deal of time covering countertops, floor, blocking off access to other parts of the house, explaining what they were going to do, etc. It seems like they did paint the ceiling that day, but I don't remember now. It became late in the day and
The next day they did paint the walls and cabinets. Not having any experience with high gloss enamel oil base paint, I had no idea of the fumes that would fill the house. (I think
Fast forward to day 5.....They continued to clean up, correct mistakes, etc, on days three and four. Some examples of mistakes they made included overspray on the floor and wooden plantation shutters, flaws in cabinet doors, when they moved the refrigerator back in place, they failed to plug it in and once we plugged it in, the water and ice did not work, they failed to reconnect the disposal and on and on and on. I still believed
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