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Granite is a natural stone that is formed when lava flows over and into other type of stones. The resulting mixture forms an igneous rock typically composed of feldspar, mica and quartz along with other materials. As it cool down slowly, the familiar variations in color and pattern emerge, depending on the specific composition of the stone. This final product is a granite stone, which is slightly harder than marble which is highly resistant to chips and scratches.
One of the only disadvantages of granite is it’s highly porous nature, which can make it prone to staining if not sealed properly.
Fortunately, granite countertops can be well-protected with the correct type and application of a sealer. Our granite experts at Miami Countertops highly recommend a professional application of a high-quality sealer. The cost to apply these sealers are well worth it to protect the beauty of your new granite countertops and to protect your investment.
Most sealers comes with an excellent warranty against staining, so you can enjoy your granite countertops without fear of damage. Sealers guarantee your new countertops will stay looking as good as the day they were installed for decades to come.
Why Choose Granite?
You may not know, but there are no two pieces of granite that are the same, nor are there any two countertop projects we design that are the same the same. If you’re looking for a custom and unique kitchen countertop, granite is a perfect option. Granite slabs are available in a wide variety of beautiful colors and patterns that are designed by nature. There is no other natural stone that can match the durability of a granite countertop. It’s inherent scratch and chip resistance just is one of the many popular characteristics granite can offer.
Form and Functionality
Granite is very difficult to chip or scratch as it is an even harder stone than marble! It also takes heat very well and with the proper sealing, granite will never discolor or stain. Lastly, they require very little maintenance in comparison to other stone counters to keep them in pristine condition for many years. Just a simple wipe with a granite cleaner, and you’re good to go! If you are looking to update your kitchen, bathroom or even outdoor countertops, you’ll come across many different types of stone and materials. But there is no countertop material that matches the beauty and durability that granite offers. With proper sealing and care, it will last for decades.
If you’re a homeowner who’s looking to add elegance and timeless style to their home, nothing beats the look and grace of a marble countertop. Though typically reserved for the kitchen and bathroom, marble can add a dramatic beauty to any room in the house. Choosing which pattern and color of marble to use is not difficult, but there are some important factors to keep in mind when making your choice.
What is Marble?
Marble, with it’s elegant style and beauty is nothing more than a type of natural stone. Technically, it is a metamorphic stone, which means that it has changed from its original form (typically limestone), into the finished marble we all know and love through the process of extreme heat and pressure, which causes it to recrystallize.
Marble comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns depending on the other minerals that make up its composition. For example, a limestone marble with a high magnesium silicate content will usually result in the dark green serpentine marble that resembles a snakeskin.
Other mixtures of clay, iron oxides, and sand result in different colors like brown, red, gray and even blue, gold streaked, and violet hues. More exotic species of marble and made up of these vibrant contrasts and colors that cannot be matched by any other stone.
Why Choose Marble?
Marble is loved by many interior decorators and designers for several reasons. It has an amazing resistant to heat while also displaying outstanding durability. It does require a little more maintenance than other varieties of countertops in order to retain its superb look and feel. Your marble countertops must be properly sealed by a professional after installation to avoid undue staining. Any spills that occur, especially those involving acidic liquids, will need be wiped up immediately in order to avoid stains and etching.
The unique veiny patterns is different in every marble slab; there are no two countertops that look exactly the same. Marble is very versatile in that it complements nearly every style of decorating from traditional to modern. Marble can be matched to any interior design style in terms of color including basic white. It offers many different finishes so you can get the exact look and feel that matches your space perfectly.
When you are in need of a stylish but more affordable countertop material for your kitchen or bathroom, then look no further than quartz. Quartz countertops are a very beautiful and economical alternative to natural stone. Made to mimic the look and feel of stone, quartz countertops are extremely durable and offer a more competitively priced alternative to natural stone. Here are a just a few informative facts about quartz:
What is Quartz?
Though quartz is a natural stone that can be harvested just like marble and granite, it is no longer mined in a quarry but is now engineered and factory-made. The production process begins with crushing raw quartz. Synthetic binders are then added to the quartz powder along with pigments and resins which give quarts it’s color and pattern. It is then molded into the appropriate shape using hydraulic presses with an end product that is still almost 100% made of quartz stone.
Quartz does offer some advantages over natural stone. One in particular is that it can be made to match almost any color and it is extremely non-porous. This means that is nearly impossible to stain and also offer superior resistance to bacteria and germs. That makes quartz countertops an excellent choice where hygienic materials are necesary. Maintaining quartz is simply a matter of cleaning up spills when they happen and wiping down the countertop every other day.
Why Choose Quartz?
As an engineered product, quartz can be shaped into almost any variation and tinted to any desired color. It offers the highest versatility in shape and color choices when compared to both marble and granite. Quartz is also fairly easy to work with, and that means installation is quicker and easier and any installation issues can be easily resolved.
Form and Function – Quartz countertops are etremely durable and scratch resistant. And since they are prefabricated before installation, they don’t need any additional treatmets, such as sealing after installation. In addition, there are no household substances which can stain quartz and germs simply cannot penetrate the quartz surface.
As an engineered product, quartz countertops are specifically designed provide maximum form and function in your home. Quartz slabs are more easily worked than their natural stone alternatives and are therefore much less likely to chip. As an added benefit, the seams between adjoining quartz slabs are nearly invisible and provide an almost seamless look to the finished countertop. And lastly, quartz countertops offer extreme durability and can last for decades with only light cleaning and maintenance.
We understand that when it comes to countertops in Miami, you aren’t just buying a slab of granite, marble or quartz. Our professional team of service and installation specialists will provide an affordable new design and elegant addition for any kitchen or bathroom in your home.