Quartz, granite or porcelain? Find the best countertop material for your home

Whether building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen or bathroom or developing a basement, choosing a suitable countertop is a big decision. No matter what material is selected, this personal choice will impact the entire look and feel of a room or home. Also, you want your countertops to last. That’s why durability, quality, and style should factor into your decision.

Crown Granite & Marble Inc. in Calgary offers quartz, granite, porcelain, and marble products for countertops, backsplashes, feature walls, fireplaces and showers. They also tackle commercial projects, offering similar services to restaurants, dental offices, car dealerships, and other commercial spaces.

Here, they break down the benefits of quartz, granite, porcelain, and marble in this article. This way, you can decide on the natural stone material that’s best for you.


When it comes to durability, quartz may just be the best option. After all, it is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. In addition, the quartz used for countertops is factory-made, using a combination of quartz (93%) and polyester resins (7%). As a result of the resins, quartz countertops are resistant to stains, scratches, abrasions, and acids. And because quartz is non-porous, it never needs to be sealed. So if you have a family with young kids or just need something more durable, quartz is a great choice.

Crown Granite & Marble Inc. can answer further questions about this material and help you decide if it’s right for your new countertops.


Granite may be the way to go if you want a countertop that is not exactly like any other. Not only does it make for stunning countertops, but it also comes from an actual slab of granite. Consequently, your granite slab won’t be quite the same as the next. Another benefit of granite is that it is also very durable. Granite is hard, heat and scratch resistant and non-porous. However, to keep granite resistant, it must be sealed regularly.

Crown Granite & Marble Inc. works closely with many wholesalers who carry unique granite slabs and can help you find the slab that suits your project best. They can install granite countertops for kitchens and bathrooms, shower bases, fireplace mantels, bath surrounds, and more!


Porcelain is increasing in popularity as a countertop material. It has many beautiful variations that mimic the look of marble, which is why it’s a design trend that has spilled over to North America from Europe in recent years. A significant advantage is that porcelain comes in large format tiles and either 6mm or 12mm thickness, so you can customize the look. Similar tiles are also popular for fireplaces and showers. Crown Granite and Marble Inc. are leaders in the fabrication and installation of porcelain countertops in this new, attractive design trend.

What about marble?

Marble is another option, and a luxurious one too. It is a high-end countertop material that is formed under the Earth. Marble’s infamous black and white swirls consist of mineral deposits that give marble its sophisticated, elegant aesthetic. Like other natural stone products, marble has various price points. However, homeowners should know that marble is also a softer natural stone. Therefore, it can scratch more efficiently and is more susceptible to stains. So if your kitchen is well-loved, with lots of activity in a busy household, marble may not be the best choice.

Talk to Crown Granite & Marble Inc. to discuss if marble suits your project. They can suggest colours and install marble in your kitchen and/or bathrooms.

Countertops in Calgary

Crown Granite & Marble Inc. are experts in all things quartz, granite and marble. They have over a decade of experience serving customers in Alberta and Southern BC. They offer competitive pricing and will be there to walk through each stage of the process, from measurement and fabrication to installation and maintenance.

This company uses various methods to measure and template, and will determine which method is best for your specific project. One process uses a digital template system to input project dimensions into a unique 5-axis CNC Bridge Saw. The CNC is on-site, making fabrication easy and timely. No matter the fabrication method, Crown Granite & Marble Inc. can complete even the most intricate designs for new home builds and renovations.

Renovating? Call Crown Granite & Marble Inc. today!

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