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Quartz is pulling ahead in the race in our area.
Oro Valley, AZ
Thomas J. Nelson, Real...
La Jolla, CA
Funny--some of the more sophisticated counter tops can give off a nasty dose of Radon gas depending on where the granite/rock came from...
I'll take the 80's tile and grout any day. I've got grout cleaning down to a science... If I wait long enough, it may even come back into style......OK....Probably not...
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
San Jose, CA
As far as I'm concerned, granite is King! Even when quartz looks great I always have people saying "oh, I wish they'd changed their counters to granite." Quartz seems to be more liked for bathroom counters (at least in my market)>
There are a ot of granite countertops, but at the same time quartz is becoming popular now.
Oro Valley, AZ
I see all kinds including granite, marble, quartz, silestone/quartz, corian, formica, ceramic tile, and even recycled glass.
Quartz is the new Granite in San Diego, has been since 2013. I'm a fan of soap stone sinks too.
Roy Kelley I think, it depends on the area. Good question!
I like quartz.
I am not seeing any real trend in my market
Quartz has overtaken granite, because it looks as good and doesn't require the regular sealing.
No idea Roy, what does Dolores think about each of them?
For several years I have been reading articles about the demise of granite but it is still, by far, what buyers are looking for. Don’t settle for the routine slabs. Go to a slab yard and find something unique.
Grantie keeps coming up. However, anything that is done right looks good
Of the buyers who have specifically said, granite
Definitely granite in my area.
Quartz is taking the lead here is NW Florida.
Quartz is more popular around here, if you can afford it. It is a bit pricier than Granite.
Hi Roy -- it depends on the buyer --- there are so many choices available today in a variety of price ranges and level of quality. What personally is a choice for one person may not be right for another.
For me, I would go with something more timeless than one that "dates" the kitchen as in "that's so 2016". Hopefully you can share the before/after photos in a post. Good luck and have fun.
Whatever Suzanne prefers!!
Quartz seems to be the new thing.
Decide on those appliance colors yet?
Quartz is the new hot item for countertops!
Thanks for the question. i did not know about radiation.
Granite is still very popular in this area.
Granite slab is still the winner here, Roy.
Good morning Roy. I see more granite than quartz, but seems when there are new replacements, quartz is gaining ground.
Roy Kelley - I think Granite is still preferred over Quartz.
Most in my market prefer granite as it is natural stone rather than the resin process with quartz.
I see silestone, quartz, with very little granite. All of these wonderful counter tops would be an up-grade in our community Roy Kelley. My personal favorite is silestone/quartz. Have fun getting new counter tops!
Granite is more affordable and quartz is thought to be a higher quality and desirable if you can afford it.
Quartz is gaining alot of attention in our market.
In Williamsburg, the perceived value is still in granige despite the fact that quartz is less porous.
Granite is played Roy, I would choose Quartz.
We are still debating but have ruled out granite due to the radon emissions and since it seems to be on the way out here. It is still being used, mainly because it has come down in price so much but for resale value, we will probably go with quartz.
Granite is the current paradigm but i like quartz personally.
It depends on the buyer.
Granite is still big in my market ... yet I see both.
I think quartz has more preference in my market.
I have more clients wanting Quartz in th last year.
Granite and quartz are popular. I see marble as a great choice on the rise!
I am tired of both. and I prefer marble. A
I think that quartz is the superior product, but granite is still more popular (and less expensive).
Seems the 55+ are still asking for Granite, but Quartz is really trending now.
man made granite with binders-qrtz
In our area granito is a sign of old kitchen.....
Most here are using quartz but I'd say 30% have granite.
We encounter more of our high-end buyers looking for quartz.
granite is more popular in my area because it's a bit cheaper.