Published at Sunday, September 24th 2017. by Afrodille Dubois in Countertops.
There are a few things that you need to consider while selecting corbels for countertops. The first being their application. You need to opt for strong corbels with an approximate depth of one-half and three-quarters of the countertop for excellent support. Since they provide enough support, you also need to decide upon the number and placement of the corbels. For good overall support, keep a 3ft distance between two corbels for a standard granite countertop.
Critics say that the amount of radon gas emitted by granite countertops is insignificant and is not capable of causing any health problems or damage. However, the safe level of radon exposure is not yet known to man; neglecting this fact is quite difficult. It is also believed that not every type of granite is harmful, thus, worried homeowners can get their homes tested for radon gas, with do-it-yourself radon test kits to check if they are living in high levels of radon.
Corbels come in a huge array of designs, sizes, shapes, and materials. You will find them in almost all imaginable shapes from the standard L-joints to attractive and elegant designs found in classic style stone corbels. Different contemporary designs like vines, flowers, grapes, leaves and many other abstract designs that go with that particular kitchen style will also be available. Along with the patterns and sizes, there is a huge variety when it comes to materials for corbels.
You have a wide range of designs, materials, and types of corbels to choose from, which can be quite a task. However, if you are aware of your requirements as far as the application and style of the corbels for your granite countertops are concerned, then you can easily select them for your kitchen!
Granite countertops have to be sealed on a yearly basis to maintain their shine and luster. Neglecting sealing on a regular basis can cause the granite countertop to become cloudy and stained. Kitchen sinks have to be carefully purchased, because replacing the sink installed in-between the granite countertop will prove expensive, as it will require the removal of the entire granite slab.
Quartz is found in very large quantities on our planet and is a very hard substance even in its crude form. Diamond, sapphire and topaz are the only minerals that are more scratch-resistant than quartz. If we go by the Mohs’ Hardness scale, which is used to determine the scratch resistance capacity of a mineral, quartz is ranked 7 on this scale while diamond is ranked 10. Quartz countertops that are available today consist of 93 percent quartz while the remaining 7 percent is made up of other minerals. This peculiar composition makes it naturally hard and extremely durable to use. As compared to granite kitchen countertops, quartz countertops are less porous, due to which food particles and other liquids do not stick to its surface. Also cleaning and removing stains from a quartz countertop is far easier than from a granite countertop.
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