Let me preface by saying that I do not prefer one over the other, they both are great, it depends on the customers needs.
That being said ... Quartz countertops are comprised primarily of quartz. They are man made and come in a large variety of colors. Quartz has several benefits such as that it does not need to be sealed, and it comes in a very uniform pattern. Both granite and quartz are very hard surfaces, which does not scratch or stain easily.
I have heard from several customers and reps that Quartz does not stain ... We have had quartz stain, but have been able to get the stains out with some hard work and diligence :)
|Rain Forest Brown Marble|
|Chestnut Zodiaq Quartz|
If price is an issue, Granite has a few basic colors such as Amorello Ornamental, Venetian Gold, and Tan Brown, that are the most economical. Quartz is affordable, but is a little more expensive then these basic granite colors. However, the pricing is generally in-line with the more exotic granite colors.
|Fun Job showing Bright Quartz Colors|
|This stone is One-Quartz Mango and Fresh Linen|