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Granite, marble and quartz countertop comparison


Choose from granite, marble and quartz countertops along with finishing edge such as flat edge, 3/8’s bevel and 3/8’s radius


Granite installation

Granite counter top sales and installation in Lewisville,TX has been on the rise. Granite is quarried from the ground and cut into slabs. Granite scores a seven on Mohs scale of hardness.

Granite that is properly sealed & polished is stain resistant, heat resistant, scratch resistant & very durable. Like all counter top surfaces placing a hot pan or hot pot on your granite counter top is not recommended due to the temperature change can cause cracking. Using a trivet or hot pad is recommended

The most common granite counter top finish is the traditional glossy & shiny polished. Granite counter tops can also be honed or leathered giving it a matte finish but does add an extra cost .

Caring for your granite counter tops, first wipe with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not use any liquids containing bleach or ammonia. Do not use any liquids containing vinegar, lemon juice, or other acids. Frequent uses of these acidic substances will dull the granite and weaken the sealant.

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Marble installation

Marble counter tops are awe inspiring to look at. The timeless beauty and stately elegance offered by marble has made it a popular choice for countertops in residential and commercial buildings.

If it is your first choice for your custom kitchen or bathroom countertops, you need to be aware of the care and precautions you must take to keep them looking beautiful for years to come. First, the discoloration that happens over time is known as “patina” and is completely normal. If this change in color is undesirable to you, you might want to consider an alternative countertop for your home. In addition, this countertop must be sealed regularly to protect it.

Compared to other natural stones like granite and quartzite, marble is a relatively soft stone. If you like the look of marble countertops, but you are not inclined to take the extra care they need, there are some other alternatives such as granite, quartz & quartzite to name a few.
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Quartz installation

Quartz counter tops have become very popular in the past few years. Quartz is a man made product using the earths minerals to create a specific color & design. Quartz has been compared to granite in its durability and is highly scratch resistant.

Quartz counter tops require no maintenance unlike granite counter tops & marble counter tops. Quartz does not stain & requires no sealing. Especially now with coronavirus, disinfecting & sanitizing kitchens & bathrooms has been on the rise. Quartz is not porous so go ahead and use your spray on sanitizers and wipe off without the worry of removing the sealer and having to reseal.

Quartz is heat resistant up to a certain temperature. A quartz counter top is made up of nearly 93% quartz with the rest being the resin and pigments. That means if you are taking a pan out of your oven or a hot pot from your stove, you cannot set it down directly on your quartz counter top. The resin will burn and may cause permanent damage. Like all counter top surfaces placing a hot pan or hot pot on your quartz counter top is not recommended. Using a trivet or hot pad is recommended

The selection of Quartz has also improved with more colors & designs to choose from. The prices are more affordable and very competitive. Popular colors are whites & marble looks.

While quartz is great for any room inside of your house, it is not suitable for outdoor applications. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will eventually damage a quartz counter top.