Who thinks to build or even renovate, already faces numerous doubts, which is better than another? So here I will give you a number of tips about how to select the stone for the kitchen countertop.
There are several options and budgets, advantages and disadvantages of each. But it all depends on your taste, and pocket, of course. Remember that the value may vary depending on your location.
1 – Granite Countertop
It is the most common, cheapest and therefore widely used stone. The price varies by color.
However, granite is also a stone that absorbs liquid a lot and is likely to staining faster. Seeing that we’re talking on cooking, think about every day use, liquid, food and be careful in choosing.
2 – Quartz Countertop
Quartz countertops can replace silestone, after all, has the same effect but with a more cost-effective buddy.
This stone is industrialized, uniform in appearance, with no veins. It is made up of 95% quartz and 5% resin. It is up to 12 times stronger than granite. It is a non-porous and it does not let liquid to be taken in and its industrialize grade does not harm the environment.
3 – Countertop in Corian
In this stone, you can build the countertops and the sinks in any shape you want; you can create other shapes with it, and in various colors.
Though it is a costly product, it has benefits over other types of materials: it doesn’t stain as simply as it’s not absorbent, has no clear seams, doesn’t scratch in an easy way, does not cause to spread fire and the chance of chipping or scratching are very high.
Their price varies by color, whites are the cheapest, they can also have a matte, semi-gloss or glossy finish.
Even if heat resistant, objects such as pan or baking sheet should be placed directly as they may cause material damage.