Quartz Vs Granite Countertops - What Should You Choose?
Granite Countertops – Getting Old and Outdated
So, you’re a young couple building your first house together. You’ve got the kitchen all figured out…except for the countertop. What’s it going to be made from? Granite countertops for many people have been the first choice when completing their kitchen’s interior design.
But, aren’t granite kitchen countertops getting old and outdated? Aren’t there newer materials that offer all the benefits of granite countertops yet offer a much broader range in design choices?
You bet there are! At Caesarstone, our development teams work tirelessly to provide our customers with innovative materials that are easily customized to the senses and sensibilities of a wide range of diverse and discerning clienteles.
Granite Countertops - Or Composite Quartz?
Granite countertops have been the standard in quality when it comes to stone materials used for countertops. Caesarstone composite quartz is changing all of that! Like granite countertops, a countertop that uses composite quartz is also super hard and non-porous, making it extremely resistant to mold, mildew and germs.
Unlike granite kitchen countertops, composite quartz countertops can range in colors from fine-grained salt and pepper patterns to coarse-grained, color blends.
More than that, granite can crack if a sharp, hard object hits it just right and it can easily stain if it’s sealed with a pre-existing stain. Our materials don’t do that. Composite quartz countertops are stain, scratch, chip and crack resistant!
Learn more about care and maintenance of quartz surfaces >>
For those that want a countertop that will last well into the life of their kitchen space, granite countertops are the has-beens. Caesarstone composite quartz is the new material of choice when it comes to finishing off a bold and exciting kitchen, interior design.
Granite used as Building Materian
Granite has been used for thousands of years in both exterior and interior applications. Granite dimension stone is used in bridges, buildings, monuments, paving, and in other exterior projects. Tiles, polished granite slabs and indoors are used as granite countertops, stair treads, tile floors and in others design elements
Definition of granite
The term of granite has various definitions. Geologists define granite as a feldspar-bearing igneous rock, coarse-grained that is made up completely completely of crystals. In terms of stone trade, the word "granite" is used for any feldspar-bearing rock with interlocking crystals that are big enough to be catched with the unaided eye.
By this classification, rocks like gabbro, granite, anorthosite, syenite, gneiss, monzonite, granodiorite and others are sold under the name of "granite".
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