Quartzite, not to be confused with man-made quartz, is one of nature’s most precious stones. It’s durability, beauty and timelessness make it the perfect choice for your stone countertops. Most quartzites are ranked slightly harder than granite on the Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness therefore scratches should not be an issue. It can vary in porosity making some more resistance to staining than others so quick clean up on spills and sealing once a year is a good idea.
1. Undermount Sink: Built to add a seamless finish to granite or marble countertops. This type of sink is anchored below the countertops with metal anchors. High strength epoxy or silicone caulk and provides the strength to hold the Undermount sink in position for a lifetime of leak free performance.
Terrazzo is a material that is precast or poured in place and used for wall or floor treatments. It consists of a variety of stones like glass, granite, marble, and quartz. It is sprinkled or unsprinkled and poured with a binder that is cementitious for chemical binding, polymeric for physical binding, or a combination of both.
Granite and marble are natural stones quarried from the earth. They have more in common than not, but for the homeowner wanting to enhance their kitchen countertops, there are some important things to consider.
These days there are so many options for your new countertops and the type of stone you choose reflects your style as well as your lifestyle. Here are some things to consider when selecting the type of stone for your project:
Are you willing to seal your countertops from time to time?
For years, people were selecting darker granites, earthy tones and putting them with darker cabinets but today that has completely flipped. The modern and traditional trend in countertops now is lights, whites, greys, and can incorporate beige and “greige” accents in the stone, splash, and paint. Greige is a warm toned grey that can be mixed with earthy tones. This opens up the space and makes it feel larger, airy and modern. This color palette goes just as well with traditional or modern, even contemporary.