Granite vs. Quartz vs. Glass Countertops. The Pros of Each.

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You’ve decided to update your kitchen countertops.

That was the easy part.

Now comes the tough decision: Should you install granite, quartz or glass countertops?

You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.

And with Granite Transformations patented one day countertop installation process, you’ll get your brand new countertop quickly with very little inconvenience.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the advantages and benefits of these three countertop materials. Click on each image to view a larger version.

Granite countertop
Granite is a popular countertop material option

The case for…Granite

Granite countertops are incredibly popular among homeowners in Oakville, Kitchener and Toronto.

Unlike other materials which are brittle or prone to chipping, engineered granite delivers multiple advantages which you’ll enjoy for years to come:

  • Heat and scratch resistant
  • Each slab design is unique; what’s found in your house won’t be found anywhere else
  • Looks, feels and acts like traditional slab granite
  • Does not stain and is non-porous (liquid or air will not pass through it)

Engineered granite countertops are not made of purely synthetic materials.

Rather, it’s a combination of natural granite, stone and quartz. These organic elements are combined with a powerful polymer resin which holds them together.

As a result, engineered granite countertops are built to last. No matter what you place on them, they can handle it without sacrificing strength or appearance.

Choose granite countertops if you plan on doing heavy cooking and food preparation in your kitchen.View our granite kitchen countertop gallery

Quartz countertop
A contemporary quartz kitchen countertop

The case for…Quartz

Quartz countertops are made of silicon and oxygen.

When combined, they form a crystal pattern which is beautiful, luxurious and unique.

Make no mistake, though: quartz is incredibly tough and can easily withstand:

  • Heat
  • Scratches
  • Liquid and oil stains
  • Chipping and cracking

An attractive element of quartz is its colour consistency; meaning it won’t fade or lighten over time.

Additionally, bacteria and other contaminants tend not to grow on quartz countertop surfaces. They’re very easy to clean and new quartz countertop products are consistently being introduced.

Aesthetically, quartz offers a very modern, contemporary look. If you have an outdated kitchen and want to instantly modernize its appearance, quartz countertops can easily accomplish that for you.

Choose quartz countertops if you want an instantly upscale appearance that’s also very easy to maintain. View our quartz countertop samples

Glass countertop
A stunningly unique glass kitchen countertop

The case for…Glass

Glass countertops are incredibly unique and make a visual impact unlike any other countertop material.

Right off the bat, glass kitchen or bathroom countertops are made from recycled items such as household jars and bottles.

This means glass countertops are environmentally friendly.

Besides being a green option, glass countertops are also:

  • Durable and tough
  • Treated to prevent heat damage, scratches and stains
  • Themselves recyclable (should you ever wish to replace them in the future)

When it comes to style and colour, there’s almost no limit to what glass countertop samples can offer. Brilliant blues. Ravishing reds. Bold blacks.

Furthermore, the crushed glass that’s inside the countertop construction almost has a mosaic look to it that’s certain to attract and command attention.

Glass countertops are also very easy to clean. Conventional soap and water should do the trick nicely.

Choose glass countertops if you’re looking for something totally different that’s colourful, strong and vibrant. View our glass kitchen countertop gallery

Incredibly easy to install

No matter what countertop style you choose, putting them in place is a snap with Granite Transformations’ one day countertop installation process.

In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

  • Select your countertop surface material
  • Detailed measurements are taken
  • Your countertops are cut and prepared to fit
  • They’re delivered to you and installed directly over your existing countertop

That’s it. And in just one day, your kitchen will go from boring to beautiful.

Just like that.

Save $500 on Your Kitchen Countertop from Granite Transformations

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We’ll come to you (no matter where you live around Oakville, Toronto or Kitchener) and bring along samples for you to check out, hold and feel.

It’s totally no pressure and no commitment. The focus is 100% on you and you’re totally in charge.

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