What's the difference between quartz and Corian countertops -- and which is the better option for your kitchen? Here, we compare and contrast the two materials so you can decide for yourself.
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Choosing the right countertop for your kitchen can be daunting given the many styles and material options. Here's the lowdown on two of our favorite countertop materials -- quartz and Corian -- to help you make the choice that best suits your home and lifestyle.
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Quartz vs. Granite
Trying to decide between quartz and its similar-looking counterpart, granite? Consider that, unlike granite, engineered quartz has a uniform appearance and a nonporous surface that holds up well against heat and stains, and quartz costs about the same as midrange granite. Plus, granite needs to be sealed a few times per year, while quartz does not.
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Advantages of Quartz
Martha Stewart Living™ by Viatera quartz countertops, available exclusively at The Home Depot, feature beautiful veining and rich depth of color, designed to coordinate well with a variety of MSL finishes. Some of the hardest, most impervious countertops available, they also resist heat, scratches, cracks, and stains, making them exceptionally easy to maintain.
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Advantages of Corian
Martha Stewart Living™ countertops by Corian® are rich, complex, and come in a variety of custom colors. Corian is also easy to care for: Spills do not permeate the surface and scratches can be easily removed to restore the countertop to its original beauty.
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Measuring and Buying Countertops
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