Published at Monday, January 1, 2018, 06:35:05. by Jacqueleen Blanchard in Countertops.
The kitchen countertop takes a lot of pounding as we fry, bake, boil, stock, spill and even chop various foods on it. Yet, we still want it to look like a million bucks. It certainly isn’t a job for any ordinary material. The candidate must literally be as strong and enduring as stone, and therefore, the most popular choices actually turn out to be two stones.
Granite is the most popular material used for countertops today. Its durability, heat-resistant quality, and easy maintenance features have caused granite countertops to be a step ahead of the other materials like marble, synthetic, tile and laminate. This igneous rock is used for countertops and flooring. Its heat-resistant and scratch-resistant qualities make it an ideal choice for kitchen countertops. Granite is not only durable, but also gorgeous in appearance. It comes in various colors and styles and its speckled, salt and peppered appearance enhances the beauty of the kitchen.
Quartzite is mined and cut into slabs. These slabs are then precisely cut into countertops of the desired shape and size using diamond tools. Usually after being polished, a sealant is applied to the quartzite countertops to increase their durability.
Quartz and quartzite are widely used to make kitchen countertops. They are both strong and durable and also offer a premium look and feel. But which of them would be ideal for your kitchen? we will tell you more about each one of them.
When acidic solutions used as ingredients in daily cooking, like orange juice, lemon juice, wine, coffee, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, etc., are brought in contact with the granite countertop, the surface can become dull or even etched. The expensive granite you invested in, can lose its sparkle and shine. As far as possible, to minimize the damage, clean spills right away.
Both quartz and quartzite are used to make premium, designer kitchen countertops. Both stronger than granite and have a natural beauty at par with that of marble and other exotic stone surfaces.
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