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Things to know about stone worktops that’ll make you go crazy!

Kitchen worktops are the most frequently used things in a house! But, if you’re thinking which stone you should go for and which worktop would be the best for your kitchen assistance, then thinking won’t help you out alone.

According to Sarah S. Miller, granite goes perfectly with her kitchen. Its beautiful texture & unique natural colours has made it a proper match to her kitchen. While, to Jessica Murphy, quartz is the best because of its durability. On the other hand, Branda Steele loves marble as she is fond of perfect white!

So, which one to choose, for your beautiful kitchen?

Let’s take a stroll –

Granite

Popular as one of the igneous rocks, Granite is well-known for its grainy texture, exclusive patterns, and stunning hues. It is composed of the amalgamation of various minerals like feldspathic, mica & quartz under immense heat & pressure throughout millions of years during landform.

Material: Hard

Color: White, black, brown, beige, blue and red

Texture: Rich

Appearance: Classic, speckled

Where to use?

Granite slabs can be used in tile floors, kitchen worktops, bathroom stalls, lift doorposts, fireplace walls & sidings, stair treads and many other household artifacts.

Qualities: Durable, easy to clean, protects from external harms, resistant to acidic foods, porous, heat & scratch resistant & low maintenance cost.

Quartz

Quartz forms by magma crystallization too, but they are mixed with resin once they are mined from the underground and crushed to sand. This makes it anti-bacterial.

Material: Hard

Color: Various hues, but majorly transparent or translucent in nature.

Texture: Crystal

Cleavage: Indiscernible

Where to use?

Quartz are greatly used as gemstones. Apart from that, they can be used in kitchen sinks, worktops, window sills, door pockets, dining table, public buildings and in crystal goblets.

Qualities: Long lasting for many years, non-radioactive, eco-friendly, reusable & anti-bacterial.

Marble

Marbles are metamorphic rocks. Primarily, limestones evoluted to marbles under pressure and heat of metamorphism. The prime mineral is calcite that is mixed with other minerals such as quartz, micas, graphite, pyrite, iron oxides, and clay minerals.

Material: Less porous and harder than limestone, but more fragile than granite.

Color: Various hues.

Texture: Sugary

Where to use?

Not durable, can decay with time & natural calamities, can be polished easily, attractive, less susceptive to water.

Qualities: Long lasting for many years, non-radioactive, eco-friendly, reusable & anti-bacterial.

Before you choose one of them, it is better to consult a reliable stone supplier and assess the features.