Countertops

Granite Countertops

Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granite has been extensively used as a dimension stone and as flooring tiles in public and commercial buildings and monuments. With increasing amounts of acid rain in parts of the world, granite has begun to supplant marble as a monument material, since it is much more durable. Polished granite is also a popular choice for kitchen countertops due to its high durability and aesthetic qualities. In building and for countertops, the term “granite” is often applied to all igneous rocks with large crystals, and not specifically to those with a granitic composition.

If you’re planning a makeover to kitchen or bathroom? The ease of installation process will make your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project simple, fast and stress-free. You can install granite countertops on your existing ones in as little as one day, so there’s no hurdles and situation where you need be without kitchen. In addition to kitchen countertops, granite surfaces can be used anywhere in your home, and are suitable for bathroom vanities, shower walls, floors and fireplaces, among other areas.

Kitchen countertops are the most attraction point in any house. As they are stunning and grabs the attention in the room. There are several types of countertops available for all your kitchen needs:

Granite Countertops: A polished rock with high durability and recyclable material
Concrete Countertops: Concrete countertops are made of 1:3 ratio mixture of cement and sand
Quartz Countertops: It’s a man-made stone with a combination of more ground quartz and less resins, polymers, and pigments
Marble Countertops: Marble countertops are man-made vanity tops that have the appearance of and resemble real stone marble
Other Materials: Stainless steel, stone, terrazzo, bamboo, and other materials are usually prefabricated and assembled on site as well. As with solid-surface synthetic materials, the edge treatments can vary widely, but the material is usually thicker so there is often no need to build up the edge with multiple layers of the material. Many predesigned, prefabricated units (including sinks, drainboards, and other accessories) are available in stainless steel. These may be used “stand-alone” or integrated into larger custom assemblies. Some stainless steel systems stand on integrated legs and do not require the support of cabinetry.

Quartz countertops are one of the hardest surfaces on earth and had variety of natural patterns, colors. There are resist to scratches, heat and stains. The quartz countertops engineered such a way to be cost effective, makes quite invaluable when remodeling your kitchen, and their built-in anti-microbial protection allow you to make kitchen secure.

While the majority of quartz crystallizes from molten magma, much quartz also chemically precipitates from hot hydrothermal veins as gangue, sometimes with ore minerals like gold, silver and copper. Large crystals of quartz are found in magmatic pegmatites. Well-formed crystals may reach several meters in length and weigh hundreds of kilograms.

Naturally occurring quartz crystals of extremely high purity, necessary for the crucibles and other equipment used for growing silicon wafers in the semiconductor industry, are expensive and rare.
Quartz is a defining constituent of granite and other felsic igneous rocks. Quartz has the lowest potential for weathering in the Goldich dissolution series and consequently it is very common as a residual mineral in stream sediments and residual soils.

Bathroom surfaces need not to be as buff as the surfaces in the kitchen; it’s recommended to focus more on style and design. The functionality would be the high priority for kitchen surfaces as it’s is not the case for bathroom. Bathroom countertops are usually custom-made, leaving the style and design options to personal taste.

Bathroom counters are the most important element of any bathroom renovation. Cabinets can be found anywhere, but bathroom counters aren’t as easy. Bathroom counters can be expensive, but they make the biggest impact. Granite is always a great choice for bathroom counters because of its durable properties.

The following countertops are different types available:

Quartz Bathroom Countertops
Granite Bathroom Countertops
Glass Bathroom Countertops
Marble Bathroom Countertops
Laminate Bathroom Countertops
Soapstone Bathroom Countertops

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