Kitchen countertops are a big deal in a home. Any family will tell you this because that’s where they spend a lot of their time. We want to help you pick the best countertops for your home that will makeeveryone happy. Stone Restoration Works knows the in and out, ups and downs to stone. We do restoration and repair work for all types of stone. We want to help you make the best choice possible.
There are so many pros to picking granite for your kitchen countertop. One of the biggest pros is the fact that it is less expensive than quartz and has longevity. It has longevity in a couple of different aspects. It certainly has it when it comes to durability but also with the color and style. It never goes out of style no matter what it looks like. There are other pros such as it is naturally gorgeous no matter what and it is also widely available in wide slabs as big as 70 inches.
However, it does have some cons to it. One of the biggest things is that it is porous meaning that it needs to be sealed on an annual basis. It also requires maintenance because it can stain depending on the type of soap that you’re using. Another con to granite is that all though it is durable and strong it isn’t as strong as you think it might be. When you have big slabs with angles in it, it can break during transit or installation. This can often be a headache because it puts you out of a kitchen countertop until they patch it or replace it.
You will find that there are also many pros to quartz. Among many of them is the fact that it is relatively low-maintenance because it can’t be stained easily by soaps and detergents. In fact, if you have a stain on it, it can generally be wiped off with soap and water. The other up side to it is the fact that you don’t have to seal it annually as you do granite. The other plus side to quartz is the fact that it is stronger than most stones such as granite, so it can’t be easily cracked. In addition to all these upside, everyone else feels the same way so if you have it in your home it is a great selling point for your home.
There are some cons though. The biggest one of them is that it is more expensive. So, if you’re on a budget it might not be the best option. Another down fall is the fact that you can’t install it outside because the color will start to fade and become discolored. Granite is a natural stone though and can take as much sunlight as the sun has to give. Also know that there isn’t much diversity in design. So, if you want something unique or 100% natural this isn’t the way to go.
These are just a few for the pros and cons to granite and quartz to be able to make the best decision for your home whether you’re having it built or remodeling. Stone Restoration Works wants the stone that you have in your home to always look as beautiful as the day you had it installed. Not only do we want it to stay beautiful, but we also want the stone you have in your home to be health. Call us today if you want a free estimate on a cleaning or repair done on your kitchen counters or stone tile floors!
By Stone Restoration Works 5-21-2018