#Countertops are a very important space in the #design of a #kitchen. In addition to having an aesthetic function, they act as a daily work table to prepare food, support kitchen utensils, or prepare dishes before bringing them to the table.
One of the most important decisions when facing reform or design of a kitchen is the choice of countertops. Due to the multiple uses that we give it, it is important to think about what is the most matter to us when choosing a material: #aesthetics, #functionality, #durability, #resistance.
Among the best-known materials, we have:
#Granite countertops are made from natural stone, are available in a wide range of designs and stand out mainly for their enormous resistance.
#Quartz countertops are the result of engineering, have great resistance, and their strong point is their design. In the manufacture of this type of countertops, pigments and resins are used. Thanks to these, any design can be done, from completely smooth colors to perfect imitations of other materials, including natural stones such as marble or granite.
Price is usually not a variable of great importance when choosing between granite or quartz countertops. Prices move within similar ranges that may vary depending on the range or #design #exclusivity.
ADVANTAGES OF QUARTZ OVER GRANITE
Granite countertops require regular maintenance
At least once a year it is advisable to polish and seal them in order to prevent stains
from arising. In the case of quartz countertops, there are no pores to be sealed. Hence, no maintenance is necessary.
Granite countertops are available in a considerable range of designs, but grain and color basically vary in these. However, the possibilities are multiplied with quartz countertops.
ADVANTAGES OF GRANITE OVER QUARTZ
Shock and heat resistance
Countertops are very resistant; it is a question that no test doubts. However, they do not reach the parameters of granite, especially when it comes to high temperatures. For example, boiling pans can damage quartz countertops.
Compact quartz countertops are considered to last for decades in a kitchen. It is very likely that the kitchen
undergoes an integral reform before the replacement of the quartz countertop because it has deteriorated. However, a granite countertop is for a lifetime, and maybe more.
QUARTZ OR GRANITE FOR MY COUNTERTOPS?
These are two materials of the highest quality and with excellent features for use as countertops. In summary, we can say that among the advantages of granite is this somewhat higher resistance. As for the advantages of quartz, this greater availability of designs.