Whether it’s a McCormick Ranch home for sale or a home in any other community, when it comes to countertops, granite is out and quartz is in!  Quartz is now the go-to choice for homebuyers and renovators according to realtytimes.com


Whether you're looking for something sleek in your McCormick Ranch home or just like the look of natural stone that quartz offers, you’ll have an easier time matching your color scheme than you do with granite.  


Quartz is also better for larger surfaces.  Kitchens today are open with a large island.  Finding large slabs of granite is tough and sometimes impossible.  But because quartz is engineered, you can buy it in larger slabs.  And it’s easy to seamlessly piece slabs together.  


Easy maintenance is another advantage of quartz.  Granite needs to be resealed each year but quartz doesn’t.  And quartz washes off with soap and water.  You don’t need special soaps like you do with granite. 


When potential buyers visit your home for sale in McCormick Ranch, they’ll also notice your quartz countertop has no stains.  Granite can get permanent stains from juice, wine, and other food and drinks.  Granite can also scratch and burn. Quartz is scratch resistant and able to handle hot pots without burning or discoloring.


Whether you’re looking to stay or sell your McCormick Ranch home, quartz is overall less expensive, depending on the grade of granite. countertopguides.com says, “the cost of quartz ranges from $80-$140 per square foot installed and granite starts at about $80 and can go to $175 or slightly higher for high-end material.” Quartz is also eco-friendly and can be more environmentally friendly than granite.  


As far as the durability factor, quartz has the advantage over granite.  And if you decide to stay in your McCormick Ranch home, you’ll be happy to know that both granite and quartz have a lifespan of 25-50 years depending on the level of care they are given.