Published at Friday, October 06th 2017. by Charmayne Bousquet in Countertops.
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.
Granite is a durable and easy-to-maintain countertop material. It does have its disadvantages, however, mostly all products in the market have some or the other drawback. While deciding on which countertop material to buy, one must weigh the pros and cons. Despite these cons, granite countertops are elegant, unique and enhance the beauty of one’s kitchen.
Wooden, metal, marble, and polyurethane are most sought after when it comes to durability and strong support for granite countertops as well as kitchen islands. Selection of the best type of corbels for your countertops depends upon the kitchen decoration theme as well as the colors of the countertops. Granite is available in colors like black, white, red, green, and blue.
Corbels are an excellent option if you are looking for a solid support for heavy countertops like those made from granite. However, when it comes to choosing the best corbels for granite countertops, there are a lot of things to consider.
Granite, on the other hand, is also a strong and dense material when extracted from the earth. It is available in the form of huge blocks which are later broken into smaller pieces of slab according to individual requirements. These granite slabs are then polished using an application of resin or polyurethane sealer, which makes it waterproof. Granite countertops are more vulnerable to contamination due to the growth of bacteria. A mild detergent and warm water can however solve this problem. The quantity of quartz in granite countertop is only 50%, which is lesser than its quantity in a quartz countertop. Due to this, granite countertops are less harder and also less crack-resistant. To get the record straight, a granite countertop is only half as hard and durable as a quartz countertop.
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.
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