This is why it’s helpful—for us and for you—to be able to point to an objective and respectable third party that also says you can’t go wrong when you select one of these surfacing solutions for your kitchen countertop. Yep, we’re talking about Consumer Reports.
Every year, typically in the summer, Consumer Reportsreleases its annual “Kitchen Planning Guide,” which evaluates everything related to the most important room in your house, from appliances to countertops to everything in between.
Regarding countertops, Consumer Reports ranked quartz as the number one kitchen countertop material for 2014, but granite was right on its heels, making both materials great choices for your hearth and home.
Check out this excellent video from Consumer Reports. It discusses some of the criteria the folks used to analyze each surfacing material, including quartz, granite, and many others.
In this video, you’ll hear one of the presenters say that quartz is the best choice for busy kitchens since it’s low-maintenance, heat and stain resistant, and comes in a wide variety of colors. We couldn’t agree more, and we’d just like to add that quartz is also strong, durable, and continues looking fabulous year after year.
If you’re considering quartz or granite for your kitchen countertops, be sure to check out our line of products: Meridian Quartz and Natural Stone. And if you’d like to learn more about these two materials in general, check out our article on the similarities and differences between quartz and granite.
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