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At Dugan's, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional flooring solutions and providing top-quality countertops that add elegance and functionality to your kitchen and bathroom spaces. Choosing the right countertop material is crucial, as it significantly influences the aesthetics and value of your home. In this guide, we’ll introduce you to two of our most popular countertop options: quartz and granite. Each of these materials has its unique benefits and understanding them will help you make an informed decision for your home.

Quartz countertops

Quartz is a manufactured material comprising about 90-95% natural quartz crystals mixed with resins, pigments, and other materials. This composition gives quartz countertops several distinct advantages:

  1. Durability: Quartz is non-porous and highly resistant to stains, scratches, and chips. Its non-porous nature also makes it resistant to bacterial growth, ensuring a hygienic surface for your cooking and food preparation needs.
  2. Wide variety of designs: Since quartz is engineered, it comes in various colors, patterns, and finishes. Whether you’re looking for something that mimics natural stone or a bold, contemporary hue, you’ll find something that fits your aesthetic.
  3. Low maintenance: Unlike some natural stones, which require periodic sealing, quartz countertops need minimal upkeep. Regular cleaning with mild soap and water is typically enough to keep them looking pristine.
  4. Consistent appearance: Quartz offers a more uniform look than natural stone, ensuring that the selected countertop closely matches the sample you saw in the store.

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Granite countertops

Granite, on the other hand, is a 100% natural stone that is mined from quarries, cut into slabs, and then polished to create countertops. Here are some reasons why homeowners love granite countertops:

  1. Unique beauty: Every slab of granite is one-of-a-kind, boasting unique patterns, grains, and colors. This means that when you choose granite, you’re getting a piece of nature’s art that’s truly unique to your home.
  2. Heat resistance: Granite can handle high temperatures, making it perfect for kitchen environments where hot pots and pans might be placed directly on the counter.
  3. Durability: Granite is tough and resistant to scratches. While it’s slightly more porous than quartz, it can be sealed to prevent stains and to maintain its beautiful appearance for years.
  4. Adds value: Granite countertops are often seen as a luxury addition to a home, potentially boosting its market value. Home buyers often appreciate the natural beauty and durability that granite brings to a space.

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Both quartz and granite countertops offer a combination of beauty and durability that can enhance the appeal and functionality of your space. Your countertop choice often comes down to personal preference regarding appearance, maintenance, and budget.

At Dugan's, our experts are on hand to guide you through these choices, ensuring that you select the perfect countertop material for your home. Our showrooms in Osage Beach, MO, Laurie, MO, Sedalia, MO, and Bolivar, MO, serve all of Mid-Missouri including Osage Beach, MO, Laurie, MO, Sedalia, MO, Bolivar, MO, and Springfield, MO.