GRANITE, QUARTZ OR MARBLE?
Before deciding whether your new kitchen will have a granite, quartz or marble countertop, you need to understand the difference between them, and more than that, know which one fits your need.
Surely, a planned kitchen project will need one of these stones, which, combined or not with the chosen wood, will provide charm to the environment.
However, in the case of the kitchen, the place where we prepare food and with the greatest circulation in the house, some criteria must be taken into account, such as using a less porous stone that does not scratch easily.
Marble differs from granite in that it has a greater number of veins in its composition, making it less resistant. Marble stones cannot be used under any circumstances in the kitchen, as they have no resistance to pans at high temperatures and are quite porous. Because they have a smaller grain size, they tend to have greater color uniformity.
Like marble, Granite is a natural mineral rock composed of Quartz, Feldspar and Mika. Granite compared to marble and quartz has the best value on the market. Its porosity is related to its granulometry and because it has a more rigid composition, it stains less, and is less porous than the others. Another striking feature is the variation of spots and veins, which differs in each piece.
Quartz falls into the category of major brands, such as Silestone, Limestone and also those made in China. It is a mineral composed of micro crystals that resemble broken glass, therefore its resistance and durability. The process for producing this material is synthetic, which ensures greater uniformity of colors and veins. Because it is synthetic, it ends up being more expensive, but it is a material that has greater flexibility of use due to its resistance. Another “big” advantage, in addition to quality, is that it is manufactured in a wide variety of colors, allowing you to combine and vary the colors of the kitchen.