Granite and quartz are popular countertop materials for some of the same reasons. They’re both low-maintenance options that make taking care of a countertop much more manageable. So, what else should you know about granite and quartz countertops? Today, we’re going to discuss just that. It wouldn’t be in Rock Tops Fabrication’s true nature if we didn’t go over all of the fantastic countertop options that you have.
Facts About Granite
Granite is relatively affordable. A granite countertop comes in various price points that work for many budgets! If you’re looking to find a durable and appealing material, this option is one of your best bets! As we expressed, it’s a low-maintenance material. You do need to seal a granite countertop, but this process only needs to happen annually. For darker colors, you only have to worry about doing this simple process every three years. It typically takes about 15 minutes or less to seal a countertop.
You should also know that you can damage it even though this natural stone is durable, scratch, and stain-resistant. This material is NOT indestructible by any means. When you place hot pots on any countertop, it can make the sealer appear cloudy. When you use harsh cleaners or anything not made for natural stone or your countertop, you can cause it to chip if something hits the surface.
Facts About Quartz
While “quartz” and “quartzite” sound the same, they are different materials. Quartz is manmade and porous, making it more stain-resistant than natural stone. However, there are benefits to both options! Quartz doesn’t lack in variety. Just like natural stone, it can come in stunning colors. This myth often arises because natural stone options, especially granite, have unique veining, meaning that no slab looks the same. Quartz boasts a more uniform look, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not as visually appealing as other choices.
Also, quartz does not have to come in a polished finish if that’s not your preference. Because of industry advances, countertop finishes can come in polished, matte, or leathered. Finally, just like with natural stone, you have to be careful. While this material deserves an A+ in durability, we still don’t recommend using harsh chemicals on this material or placing hot food right on the surface. We don’t recommend this on any countertop surfaces.
Are you trying to decide which countertop material is right for you? Give us a call because we can help you make that decision based on your style preferences and lifestyle!
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