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Which is heavier granite or concrete?

Concrete is a porous material, so it tends to be more susceptible to staining than granite. Some claim that concrete is heavier than granite, and that even cabinets that are strong enough to support a granite countertop might buckle under the weight of concrete.

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Likewise, people ask, does concrete weigh more than granite?

A standard 1.5” thick concrete countertop has an approximate weight of 18.75 pounds per square foot. In comparison, granite is approximately 18 pounds per square foot.

Additionally, is Granite heavier than steel? However, granite is harder than most steels, such as those typically used for knife blades.

One may also ask, which is harder granite or concrete?

Both concrete and granite are tough materials that resist scratching. However, granite requires less maintenance than concrete over time. Even when polished to a smooth surface, concrete is a porous material. Granite is also a porous material, but it does not require as much ongoing effort to maintain a sealed surface.

Is quartz or granite heavier?

Because quartz and granite are minerals with natural variations, exact density varies from sample to sample, though overall quartz averages about 2.65 g/cc and granite comes in a little heavier at 2.7 to 2.8 g/cc. Countertops of comparable size of granite and quartz will weigh about the same, give or take a few pounds.

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