Both granite and quartz countertops will provide you with years of low maintenance beauty and a high level of utility. Natural granite generally has a larger degree of variation and movement in its patterning – resulting in a unique and organic look which is desirable for many people. The manmade nature of quartz allows for a wider range of colorways, and has greater color consistency. Quartz is sealed in the process of its manufacture, and is therefore perhaps slightly easier to clean and maintain.