Countertop. Friday , June 30th , 2017 - 20:53:28 PM
Granite countertops and marble countertops are the natural stones which come up with different styles, designs and colors to satisfy the requirements of the home owners and builders. Granite and marble countertops are available in most parts of the world and more number of companies is coming forward to sell high quality granite and marble at the reasonable rate. Since, granite countertops and marble countertops are the natural stones it is used by all the home owners and builders for their houses and buildings. Granite and marble countertops can be used as kitchen countertops and bathtubs. Granite countertops and marble countertops come in different colors, prices, designs, specifications, styles to meet the needs of the customer.
Marble does have some distinct drawbacks as a countertop material. For starters, marble is a much softer stone than granite, so it has a greater tendency to scratch and mar than granite countertops. Additionally, polished marble is vulnerable to etching when acidic liquids are invariably spilled on it. These spots and marks can destroy the finish of your countertop; you can avoid this issue by choosing a honed finish in place of a polished finish, but most homeowners prefer the appearance of polished marble. Finally, marble is a porous, absorbent stone, meaning it tends to stain. While some homeowners like the patina their marble countertops develop over the years, many do consider it a drawback.
Next we have synthetic solid surface countertops. The most widely known solid surface countertop product is Corian. Solid surface countertops are composed primarily of plastics with flecks of glass, plastic and other materials to provide color and pattern variations. While solid surface countertops do not look like natural stone, the do provide a seamless look. Because solid surface countertops can be custom fabricated to near any size and specification, long or oddly shaped countertop areas can be covered with one solid piece. Solid surface countertops are scratch and scorch- resistant, and can be repaired if damaged. Many people believe that solid surface countertops are a ’step below’ granite from an aesthetic perspective, and therefore its pricing may surprise you. Pricing for solid surface countertops; starting at about $40 per linear foot; is actually higher than many granite styles!
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