Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Quartz & Granite Countertops – GranitePOL Granite Countertops & Quartz Countertops Experts

How is quartz different from marble and granite? 
Quartz countertops are different from marble and granite because it’s made from minerals, while marble and granite are made from rocks. Quartz is made up of several minerals, feldspar, and plagioclase. Granite is rock, and marble is a metamorphic rock, which means it’s formed over millions of years from another rock. Throughout the years, quartz countertops have been such a popular choice for many homeowners.

Do quartz countertops stain and scratch easily?
Quartz has durability and unique type of resins mixed during the production, and quartz countertops are resistant to stains. With this said, it is best for kitchen countertops with a lot of traffic and heat that goes onto the countertops. They are a nonporous surface, which means staining substances do not settle in small pores, causing discoloration.
Quartz is one of the most durable countertops that you can purchase, and they are scratch resistant under normal usage. You also have to take note that it’s not indestructible, as any surface can be damaged with extreme abuse.

What color options do I have when it comes to quartz countertops?
With our quartz countertops, we offer a wide range of colors for you to choose from. Some of the most popular quartz colors include Ash Gray, Pebble Rock, Snow White, and Canvas. We make sure that all of our quartz countertops have a more extensive selection of colors than many of our local competitors.

What maintenance do my quartz countertops require?
Quartz countertops are not like other kitchen countertops or bathroom countertops that need to be sealed at least once a year. However, quartz is an extremely low maintenance material. The surfaces of your quartz countertops will never need to be sealed, and the strength of the quartz composition means that you will most likely never have to deal with any repairs as well.

If I install quartz & granite countertops, will the value of my home increase?
When you have your home remodel and replacing outdated, cheap materials with more modern, high-end upgrades, then the value of your home will increase. The same thing applies to your kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops with quartz countertops. Quartz is durable and easy to maintain that’s practically indestructible, and there’s high value in those qualities.

Where can quartz and granite be used?
You can use the ideal materials for your kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, and vanity tops, fireplace surrounds, backsplashes, bar tops, desks, and more is quartz and granite. Quartz shouldn’t be used outdoors as extreme and long-term direct exposure to ultraviolet light can cause it to discolor with time.

Are you qualified?
Yes, all our contractors are qualified with years of experience! Our bathroom countertops and kitchen countertops company has all kinds of countertop options to a new level. Whether you are looking for cheap quartz countertops, marble countertops, or granite, you can rest assured that you will find the perfect choice for your kitchen or bathroom countertop space.

GranitePol Corp. is the perfect solution for your countertops needs. We are the contractors that you can count on to install the best countertops for your home. We only use the highest quality of materials to make sure that your countertops will not only look beautiful but will last for years.

What areas do you serve?
We offer high-quality, custom granite countertops in Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Morton Grove, Prospect Heights, and Schaumburg!

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