Granite is the easiest countertop on the eye. Since it is a natural stone, no one is going to have the same countertop that you do. Granite is heavy in what is called ‘movement’. Movement is used to describe the shift in color throughout the countertop. Since it is a natural stone, no countertop is going to have a uniform color. Granite is extremely scratch resistant as well as impervious to water and heat. If not abused, granite countertops can keep their beautiful luster forever. Granite must be professionally installed.
Quartz can be one of the most advantageous countertop choices. It is simply a man-made non-porous material, made from a mixture made of 93% quartz and 7% bonding agents. There are a wide variety of reasons to choose quartz. Aside from the vas amounts of colors and appearances to choose from, there are a great amount of safety advantages when it comes to quartz. Quartz is mold & mildew resistant and extremely hygienic, which makes it one of the most food safe choices. There are seems, although darker colors seem to hide them much better.
Appearance is another advantage of quartz. It has the ability to be a more uniform countertop then granite. The stone in the showroom will look very much like what you will end up having in your kitchen. It is very durable but not indestructible. It must be professionally installed and as it can be much heavier than granite.
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This is a very popular solid surface that is known to be an imitation stone surface. This smooth to the touch surface has actually become much more affordable since its induction. Since patents have expired years ago, and other companies started to come out with their own versions of the product, there has been a much wider variety or colors and designs to choose from. The durability of this product is better than laminates.
Meganite is very similar to Corian in that it is an acrylic solid surface. They have highly qualified lab scientists and engineers that are dedicated to the creation and production of quality products used for countertops and other surfacing applications. Meganite manufacturers and distributes a complete line of solid surface sheets, sinks, vanity tops, tables and adhesive. These products are available in a variety of design groups that represent the industry’s most sophisticated and popular colors. This product can be used for a variety of residential and commercial applications, projects and provide a cost effective solution without compromising quality or performance.
The advantages of solid countertops are simple. They are durable, easy to clean, come in a variety of different colors and they are water resistant. However, there are also downfalls to solid surface countertops. They can be vulnerable to scratches, they can be quite expensive and they also can be easily discolored by heat.
Laminate countertops are actually the most popular and have been used longer than almost any product available in the countertop industry. It requires extremely low-to-no maintenance and does not build up any bacteria. It is easy to clean and water resistant. It is inexpensive to repair and has the most color options in the industry. Laminate tops can be used in kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, desktops, reception areas, work tables, dining tables, cabinets, hospitals, lab rooms, walls, benches; the possibilities are virtually limitless. And all of this can be done with cost effectiveness in mind as a laminate countertop can be one of the least expensive options in the industry.