Quartz has much of the chaotic appearance as does natural stone, without stone's unpredictability.
Quartz has a nonporous surface that resists both scratching and staining. Some types are convincing copies of natural marble, with similar veining. Unlike natural stone, engineered quartz requires no annual sealing.
Marble is a natural stones hence it is highly resistant to cracks and scratches, which is the main secret behind its long life. The sealant finish can be damaged but it can also be repaired. The core of the marble can withstand lot of punishment. In fact, the only way to break a marble countertop is to intentionally, even that might not be easy.
wide array of colors and hues to choose from. Usually, the color of the marble depends upon the area of mining. The finishing touches give the marble its shine
Polished, Honed or Leathered finish options
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A polished finish achieves a glossy mirror-like surface. This is the most popular type of finish for granite counter tops because it makes the full structure, depth, and color of the stone visible with a reflective, shiny surface. A polished finish can also highlight all the unique characteristics of the stone slab you select.
Also known as a matte or buffed finish, honed granite has a very smooth surface with no reflection. This finish is achieved by ending the finishing process before the stone is buffed. Honed granite will have a much flatter finish than you will see with a full polish. Honed granite is most popular for floors because a polished finish can become very slippery, but it can be used for countertops as well. Keep in mind a honed finish could make your granite more susceptible to stains.
A newer style of stone finish that has become more popular in recent years. It is most commonly seen on darker granites and gives the stone a textured appearance while retaining its natural color. A leathered surface usually has a soft sheen to it, but is much less shiny than the glossy look of a polished slab. Leathered granite hides fingerprints, water spots and smudges well. A leathered finish is most often used for countertops, vanities and outdoor applications.