There are lots of countertop options IN the market for kitchens AND bathrooms
This includes granite, marble, quartz, and more. Other materials can cost more than the other and some material has its positive and negative aspects, for instance, some are very strong while others can be stained or scratched.
1.Granites how they differ from the other countertops.
Granite usually has a coarse texture individual minerals are visible without magnification.
WHY SHOULD IT BE CONSIDERED
It has been the countertop material of choice when there were no cost issues to consider.
HOW TO CLEAN THE COUNTERTOP use a microfiber cloth to dust off the surface, using a specially formulated natural stone and granite cleaner Supreme is recommended to keep your countertops in the best condition while also protecting the sealer.
DOES GRANITE GET SCRATCHED
|Almost impervious to heat||Very expensive material|
|Very strong and durable||Not suitable for DIY installation|
|Adds real estate value to home||Slabs may have imperfections|
|Nearly 3,000 different colors and types available||Can crack if stressed or improperly installed|
|Knives are quickly dulled by cutting on granite|
|Stone is porous and requires sealing to avoid stains|
2. Another natural stone commonly used in kitchen countertops is Marble .
Because of its extremely high price tag, MARBLE is not often seen on the entire expense of countertops of most kitchens. More often its luxurious look is limited to use on an island or section of countertop reserved as a nook or a breakfast bar.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT Although it is highly prized, marble may not be the best choice for kitchens due to its penchant for staining and scratching. Newer sealers can reduce the upkeep on marble, but this is a considerably more temperamental stone than granite.
- Sauna Room
- Floors / Stair cases
- Back Splash / Wall Gladding
|Waterproof and heatproof||Expensive to maintain|
|Adds to real estate value of a home||DIY installation not possible|
|Exceptionally beautiful stone, with unique veining||Can be scratched, repairs are difficult as stone may be in 100 of pieces|
|Stone is porous and stains easily unless sealed|
|Needs to be sealed every 6 months|
3. The engineered stone also known as quartz
This countertop stone that contains as much as 93 percent quartz particles and other minerals, shaped into slabs, and bound with resins. The consist of particles of recycled glass blended with resins and shaped into countertop slabs.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT is available in a larger range of colors than granite and marble and has a non-porous surface that resists both scratching and staining. Some types are convincing copies of natural marble, with similar veining. Unlike natural stone, engineered quartz requires no annual sealing.
|DIY installation possible||Sensitive to the sun|
|Easy to maintain, no sealing required|
|Slabs are uniform, with no imperfections|
|Can be custom fabricated in any size and shape|
|Resists stains and is impervious to heat and acid|
|More convincing, natural appearance than solid surface material|
|Minimum of 15 year Warrantee|