Quartz vs Granite vs Marble, which kitchen countertops are best
When you decide to decorate or redecorate your kitchen, choosing the material for countertop could be a hard step. You may be hesitate to select granite, marble or quartz slab, and you may worry about the budget. Here would give you some point for consideration these three material. They all have their own advantage and disadvantage. Hope it could help you make a decision.
Quartz is a kind of engineered stone that stable in both physical properties and chemical properties. It is consist of more than 90% natural quartz, and the remaining content contains binders and pigments. Quartz slab have colorful look, and it marble look color pattern series have become popular in recent years. Its stain resistance, abrasion resistance, non-toxic and radiation-free bring it huge advantage in market. Moreover, suitable price broaden countertops' market for it by quartz countertop manufacturers. But, it raw material determine it can not have complex and various appearance. The hardness of quartz stone reaches 7 HM, in brief, quartz kitchen countertops is harder than granite. Therefore its abrasion resistance is higher. However, in the seams, there is a gap and the current production technology could not remove this defect. But it worth to know that some quartz kitchen countertops have careful processing, the gap could not be found if you don't check carefully.
Granite as a felsic intrusive igneous rock with at least 20% quartz and up to 65% alkali feldspar by volume. It is a hard stone and a great stone for carve. Granite's chemical properties is stable, not easy to weathering, it can sustain erosion of acid, alkali and corrosive gas. Its product could be used outdoor, standing the sun and rain and still keep it look. The service life of granite products up to 200 years.Compare with quartz slab, for granite countertop, thermal expansion coefficient is small, not easy to deformation. It has good rigidity, large internal damping coefficient and good shockproof. Granite is brittle, when it be damaged only partial loss, but does not affect the overall straightness. Some granite countertops have excellent exquisite carving.
Marble is a metamorphic rock, which consist of recrystallized carbonate minerals, such as calcite and dolomite. Marble countertops have popular appearance, its pattern attracted people deeply. But in the market, compare with quartz slab, marble generally have a few impurities and pore, cause the best marble without impurities and pore is expensive and less people could afford it. A great marble countertop could service fifty to eighty years, cause it have good wear-resisting, not easy to aging. If you have enough budget, you could consider the one without impurities and pore. But, if you budget is not enough, cleaning the marble countertop may trouble you, because the inferior granite with pore will accumulated stains. If you don’t take a right way to clean it, it original color will be changed and it would not be the one you like anymore. Large differences in processing marble countertops. You should be cautious in picking if you want to buy one.
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