A Quick Guide to Quartz, Granite, and other Stone Types

Guide To Stone Types

When you’re planning a bathroom redesign or kitchen renovation, there are a million details to consider. You need to plan out your budget, choose your material, figure out your style, schedule the work, and more. It can seem overwhelming! That’s why we’ve created this quick guide to quartz and granite countertops, as well as other stone types.

Bookmark this blog, and check back whenever you need to make a decision about materials to use in your new kitchen or bathroom design. Read on to learn why stone countertops are so popular, and the pros and cons of quartz and granite countertops.


Quartz comes from two sources. Natural quartz is found all over the world, but it can also be man-made and engineered for specific colors and textures.

Quartz is always popular for its high gloss, strength, and resistance to stains. If you choose engineered quartz, you can choose from an almost infinite range of colors. New York Quartz stocks over 60 different quartz countertop colors, and you can order more.


Granite countertops are the stone of choice if you want a natural look. Granite occurs naturally in a range of colors, including white, black, and even green. And because it’s a natural stone, it can contain natural imperfections which make your kitchen or bathroom design unique.

As a natural stone, granite is more affordable than some other options. And with proper care, it will last for years.

Other stone types

At New York Quartz, we’re all about choice. We’re here to help you complete your dream design!

That’s why we offer a range of other stone types, including limestone, porcelain, and agate. To learn more about these beautiful stone and man-made options, come and talk to our experts at our showroom in Pompano Beach, Florida.