Kitchen. Saturday , January 06th , 2018 - 08:59:45 AM
Traditionally, Formica or laminate countertops were your only choice for countertop material. Today you have many more choices for countertop material, both natural and manmade. Natural materials, such as granite, quartz, and hardwoods are very popular, and add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Granite, especially, offers visual interest and style to your kitchen, and is one of the most popular countertop materials in use today. It is very durable, easy to maintain, and will last a lifetime.
Quartz is extremely hard, non-porous, and very elegant. Hardwood countertops are very beautiful, do require a little more upkeep, and are more forgiving to dishes if they are dropped on wood countertops, than granite or quartz. Manmade materials include laminates, Corian, tile, and concrete. Laminates are inexpensive and durable, though they can be scratched or burnt relatively easily.
Durability: Scratch and Chip Resistance. Here another area where granite kitchen countertops are more finicky. Granite may be chipped or scratched; quartz, on the other hand, is so dense it cannot be scratched or damaged in this way. In fact, quartz is one of the hardest materials on the planet; it typically outlasts any surrounding minerals such as sandstone and is often found in stream sediments since it is highly resistant to weathering. This makes quartz a natural choice for kitchen countertops.
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