People have been using natural stone countertops for years and it remains trending in popularity. They are also extremely durable and will last for years to come as well as offer your home a feel of luxury with their beauty. The different types of natural stone does come with some limitations however. The challenge of shaping it into curves or joining two pieces together is a prime example. With that in mind, we at Future Vision Remodeling would like to share some fundamentals of Quartz countertops and Granite countertops for your luxury kitchen remodel.
Quartz counters are manufactured rather than quarried straight from the ground, making that the difference between quartz countertops and natural stone. A mixture of ground quartz crystals and polyester resins is how quartz countertops are made. The bulk of the material is the ground crystals and the resin simply bind it together. To create different colors and patterns, different pigments can also be added, which then mimic the patterns of natural granite or marble. What makes it easier to join two pieces together and allows for less conspicuous seams is the resins in quartz countertops allow it to cut more cleanly than natural stone. Allowing you greater flexibility in the layout of your kitchen, quartz is also easier to shape into curves. Needs to be re-sealed every year, the resins create a permanent seal that will never need to be reapplied at another needs to be re-sealed every year, the resins create a permanent seal that will never need to be reapplied unlike granite.
There is quite a demand for granite countertops. Granite countertops offer a number of advantages that make them well worth the cost, though they are often something of an investment.
1) Durability: Holding up under serious wear and tear, granite is extremely tough and durable. Your counter will still look as great 10 years from now as it does the day it’s installed, you will never have to worry about scratching a granite countertop.
2) Heat Resistance: Being highly heat-resistant granite making it an ideal choice for kitchens, particularly around the oven or cooktop. This is particularly ideal for people who need to set hot dishes down on the surface and will not have to be concerned about damage. With this adding a level of convenience they did not expect, many who switch to granite countertops find that this small change makes a big difference in their cooking routine.
3) Stain Resistance: You won’t have to worry about drips of your spaghetti sauce ruining the look of your counters as they are properly sealed, granite countertops will not absorb any liquid. Granite countertops do not absorb liquid, making them up to the task of resisting unsightly stains.
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When it comes to the countertops in your kitchen, you want to find where luxury meets function and the experts of Future Vision Remodeling can help you! Call us today for your kitchen remodel and we can discuss your options.