GRANITE is a natural stone that has pits. These pits can be seen and felt. Pits in the granite will collect dust, dirt and bacteria. Also, since it is a naturally occurring stone it has fissures- visual irregularities in the pattern. These fissures can create instability which can cause cracking. Colors and can also be inconsistent.
QUARTZ is an engineered stone consisting of 93% quartz and 7% resin. The resin helps quartz to be more stable and less likely to crack which makes it great for overhangs on an island. Because quartz is man made it comes in hundreds of patterns and colors and has a smoother finish.
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