Natural Stone Countertops
Carman Granite provides a range of quartz and granite countertops that can increase the value of your home.
When choosing kitchen countertops, it can be easy to get confused by the many different material options that are available. Stone products like granite and quartz are more popular materials used for countertops due to their strength and durability. By comparing the features and benefits of granite and quartz, you’ll be able to select material to meet your family needs.
Granite is a natural product that is formed from minerals and stones. These materials are pressed together at extremely high temperatures deep within the earth and eventually forming granite stones as we know them. Quartz is a man-made product made from quartz crystals and resin. It is pressed, heated and colored to resemble granite, but is actually an engineered product.
Granite tends to have much more variation in its appearance than quartz. Quartz countertops are fairly uniform in color and pattern, while granite has random markings that are unique to each piece. Some buyers prefer the natural beauty of granite while others prefer the consistency of quartz. When it comes to countertops, quartz sections are easier to match up at the seams, while granite can show variation due to the fact that it is natural.
Granite is a natural stone quarried from all corners of the earth. It is extremely hard and has exceptional durability qualities. It is a porous material that does require sealing. DuPont has authorized Carman Granite to sell their StoneTech Professional Warranty Program with any natural stone purchase. This eliminates the need for re-sealing and protects the countertop for 15 years against staining.
Quartz Vs. Granite
Granite is an igneous rock composed of quartz, aluminum oxide and other minerals. It is a natural material. Granite is hard wearing, easy to clean, heat resistant and above all a beautiful natural stone.
Quartz is a man made product consisting of approximately 93% ground up stone and 7% resin. It is put back together under extreme heat and pressure and the results is a beautiful consistent maintenance free product. Please click on the manufacturers buttons to learn more and choose a colour that suits your needs