Wine Lovers Might Want To Think Twice Before Installing Granite Countertops

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Anyone who worries about staining granite should consider opting for soapstone instead. “I am crazy about the texture and feel of soapstone,” Jennifer Vaquero, an interior designer, told MyDomaine. “It’s extremely durable and holds up well to stains and heat.” Just be aware that soapstone is typically more expensive than granite. Granite runs between $30 and $100 per square foot, and soapstone tends to have prices between $70 and $120 for each square foot.

Another excellent granite alternative is quartz, not to be confused with quartzite, which is porous like granite and will need sealing to prevent stains. In the TikTok video by @royalgranitewoodstock, there is another piece next to the granite example, and that other square did not stain at all when the person poured the same amount of wine on it as the granite and wiped it off the same way. When a viewer asked about the stain-free piece, @royalgranitewoodstock replied that it was quartz, showing that quartz is a safer option for wine lovers. 

Furthermore, TikTok user @rachelm.moore shared a video showing how red wine doesn’t stain her white-as-snow quartz countertop, noting that it doesn’t even need sealing. You may have to pay a bit more for quartz than granite, as quartz typically costs between $70 and $90 per square foot. But again, spending the extra money on the investment should be worth not having a constant fear of ruining your countertop with your favorite wines. 

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