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Create Dream Spaces with Quartz and Granite Worktops



Three main minerals in Granite are alkali feldspar, quartz, and plagioclase feldspar. These minerals make granite pink, white, or light grey. Granite also contains small amounts of dark-green, dark brown, or black minerals, such as biotite mica and hornblende. Granite is most durable, one of the oldest, and most respected of building materials. Along with withstanding the elements very well, granite is typically the hardest of the dimensional stones. Black granite worktops are best for kitchen countertops because it is stain, scratch, and heat resistant. It is also suitable for paving or flooring , wall cladding and all other different types of countertops. Granite is suitable for either interior or exterior applications.

Granite is versatile and durable stone, hence considered to be is ideal for kitchen countertops. Granite worktops are offered in variety of textures and colors hence, homeowners can achieve a unique look in your kitchen decor. Granite can be found in almost any color including black, red, white, blue, and gold. If you wish to accentuate any specific part of your kitchen, then you can choose from colorful granite colors. For example, kitchen's copper features are complemented by the hue of this countertop. There are three basic patters of granite such as marbled, solid and speckled. Solid looking granite maintains overall one similar look, with little variation in pattern, hence considered to be great choice for small kitchens. As the name suggests, marbled granite looks like a smooth transition between the texture and color which runs throughout the stone.

The patters at the marbled granite with light color can give similar look of the real marble. A lot of variation in texture and color is offered by speckled granite. Along with providing a dramatic visual interest to your kitchen, speckled granite is great accent to stainless steel appliances and simple cabinetry. Like any other countertop, granite also comes in glossy or honed finish. As the honed granite has a matte finish, hence the countertop takes the look of some other material. If you have a small kitchen, then opt for highly polished granites as the glossy finish can reflect light, thus making small space more welcoming and feel larger. In traditional kitchen, granite countertops can add texture and color which is essential for matching the warm furnishings. A contemporary countertop choice for modern kitchens is unembellished granite with simple colors, clean edges and patters. Black granite worktops are subtle, elegant and provide a timeless look no matter how the design of your kitchen is.

Quartz stone can be used for making bathroom vanity tops, kitchen worktops, steps and bar tops, shelves, and are also known as either engineered stone or quartz or composite stone. Quartz has a uniform pattern and color, with less of the exclusive character of natural granite, thus, offers a modern clean contemporary look. Quartz is also a durable worktop and a very strong material that is 0.001% porous hence, very difficult to damage under normal domestic use or scratch. Quartz kitchen worktops are a very popular material used currently, because of its desired applications and qualities.
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