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Countertops


 

– Know the different types of stone

– Granite

– Marble

– Quartz

 

– Know the different types of stone

Type of Stone

 

 

Appearance Composition Suggested Applications
1.1   Granite

 

Most granite pieces have patterns that fall between 2 categories – consistent or varied. Consistent granite contains the same pattern throughout the slab while varied granite has veining or swirling patterns which may change from one portion of the same granite to another. The almost endless variety of beauty and colors and patterns in granite makes it certain for you to locate your dream stone and at the same time obtain a kitchen look that is unique to your taste and pleasure. Granite is a natural stone. Quarried from the earth. Granite has a crystalline structure that is denser and stronger than other natural stones. It is more abrasion and stain resistant. Granite is composed primarily of silicates which makes it generally resistant to most acids used in kitchen settings Kitchen counters, island tops, bar tops, and all areas of heavy use and high traffic where beauty and elegance are essential.
1.2   Marble

 

Marble is known and used for its elegant and exquisite look. Its beauty will last for generations Natural. Quarried from the earth. Softer, more porous and therefore less durable than granite

Composed mainly of calcium carbonate which is sensitive to acidic solutions, so mild or non acidic cleaners are recommended

It can be applied in all areas of the home but is not strongly recommended for kitchens because and high traffic areas because of its soft and porous nature
2.1 Quartz Made of 90% natural stone and other stone – like materials like fragments of ceramic material, glass, silica   etc with 10% of binders that are either plastic like (polymeric) or cement based.

 

– Granite

Granite is an ideal choice for countertops since it’s highly resistant to scratching, cracking and staining. Granite is also impervious to heat, so daily kitchen activities pose no problem. It can take a hot pot without the use of a trivet.

Pictures – Thumbnails – Granite types (MSI)

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-Marble

Marble is known and used for its elegant and exquisite look. Its beauty will last for generations

Pictures – Thumbnails – Marble types (MSI)

Pictures – Kitchens

Pictures – Bathrooms

 

Quartz

Pictures – Thumbnails – Quartz types

 

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