GRANITE, QUARTZITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS COLMAR

In search of the best material for a kitchen worktop, many stop at a granite worktop or a quartz stone worktop.

Deciding between, these materials are not easy, since the difference between granite and quartz countertops is obvious only to a professional. Both materials have proven themselves in the market. But how much do they differ?

A brief comparison of granite stone created by nature and quartz stone is a product of technological progress.

The natural naturalness of the stone.

Everything created by nature is unsurpassed, unique and beautiful. But in the race for excellence, modern technology has allowed us to get as close to natural excellence and even surpass it. So quartz agglomerate for 93-95% consists of quartz dust or quartz sand, and for the remaining 7% of polyester resin and pigment dyes. To understand the nature of the stone, you need to figure out what it consists of.

  • Granite stone is the result of many years of rock formation from quartz, plagioclase and potassium feldspar. Granite is one of the hardest, densest and strongest rocks. It is often used in construction as a facing material. For further processing and manufacturing of any product from it, it is cut in size in open pits and ground until the surface becomes smooth and even.
  • Quartz agglomerate is a composite stone consisting of polymer chains enveloping individual particles of quartz, and after the formation of a crystal lattice that binds them together by means of an adhesive accelerator, which, bonded to quartz molecules, creates a silicon-independent bond and creates an organic dependent bond with polymer chains. As a result of this chemical process, a composite material is obtained that does not exist in nature as such, and is a corresponding exceptional product of the modern construction industry, which is unparalleled in its characteristics.

Comparison of the cost of two materials.

Of course, there are different budget options for materials for countertops, but it is important to remember the ratio of price and quality. Many factors affect the cost of natural and artificial stone.

 

  • In fact, granite is a term used to call both granite stone and intrusive igneous rocks with similar textures and small changes in composition and origin. Depending on the composition and deposit, granite is classified into S-, I-, M-, A-granites. The difference in cost of these granites is significant. So some rocks of granite can be much more expensive than marble, acrylic, quartzite and many other materials. In contrast, there are granite rocks that are easier to mine and process. Sedimentary granite, which consists of feldspar by 20-30%, is also mined in Ukraine, and is several times cheaper than quartzite.
  • The cost of quartz agglomerate for a kitchen worktop depends on the manufacturer. In 1963, Marcello Toncelli invented the Bretonstone technology, known as vacuum seals. From here the history of artificial quartz stone began. Well-known manufacturers of building materials are interested in the technology of manufacturing quartzite and its unique properties. Manufacturers who have Breton’s officially acquired patent and are manufactured using precision technology will undoubtedly value their stone more expensive. Those who want to give a more affordable cost of stone and compete with other cheaper counterparts produce stone using the same technology without acquiring a patent.

Quartz kitchen worktops and granite care for them.

Natural stone may not seem whimsical to care for. In fact, this is not so. Any material needs some care. But granite countertops are more demanding.

 

  • Articles made of quartz artificial stone do not need initial and subsequent sealing. In addition, they are resistant to chemical cleaners, moisture absorption, dirt accumulation, high temperatures, mechanical stress, etc. This gives quartzite a great advantage over granite. In order to keep the quartzite countertop clean, it is enough, if necessary, to wipe it sometimes with a damp cloth.
  • Granite must be sealed during installation. In addition, to further maintain its new appearance, it is necessary to periodically carry out sealing. Granite is a durable stone, it is resistant to mechanical damage, to high temperatures, practically does not scratch. But since this is a natural stone, micropores and microcracks are present in its structure, which makes it not hygienic. Granite cannot be cleaned with chemicals, as it can lose color, which leads to costly restoration or its complete replacement.

Durability of products.

With proper use, any product made of any material can last longer than we expect. But still there are advantages of some over others, which significantly increases the life of kitchen countertops .

  • A quartz kitchen worktop is a worktop made of engineering stone made using a special technology of vibrocompression in a vacuum, which eliminates microcracks in the product, which during operation can develop into a complete crack. This makes the quartz countertop resistant to absorption of moisture, stains and, as a consequence, to staining.
  • Natural granite stone, with all its beauty, has a significant drawback. Granite is able to absorb moisture. And this means that food colors that get on the countertop from granite turn into stains. For this reason, it must be regularly sealed.

Quartz kitchen worktops withstand the most severe kitchen conditions, and at the same time not inferior to natural stone beauty.

WHERE TO ORDER GRANITE, QUARTZ KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS IN COLMAR

To order a granite or quartzite countertop in COLMAR, contact our manager in any way convenient for you: call the company’s hotline or request a callback through our website. Experienced specialists will contact you shortly and help you choose the best option. Also, you can come to our office and “touch” various options for materials yourself.

Also, do not forget to ask our managers about discounts and promotions that reduce the cost of our services by 10 percent.

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