Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on earth. Because of it's strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops. Quartz countertops are sometimes referred to as "engineered" or "man-made," but quartz is in fact sourced from natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer.
One of the best reasons to choose granite countertops for your kitchen is that the material is so durable that it resists chips and scratches under normal use. However, you should always use a cutting board for dicing, chopping, and slicing foods since sharp knives and cleavers may damage the granite and/or your knives. If granite countertops are installed properly, they will last for decades.
The timeless luxurious appearance of marble countertops is what separates it from other natural stones. The unassuming "Whiteness" of marble brings am unmatched beauty to any kitchen that will certainly make a lasting impression.
Naturally sparkly and elegant in appearance, quartzite is sure to add a refreshing rich vibe to wherever its installed. Although a very hard surface, it is still porous and needs to be sealed. Artistic Stone Design offers premium sealing for all of our natural stone selections.
When looking for a countertop material, you may come across soapstone. Although not as common as other countertop materials, soapstone is one of the most functional countertop materials. While hardness is desirable in a countertop for structural stability, what soapstone lacks in hardness, it makes up in density. Soapstone particles are extremely compact—more so than those of other natural stone—which makes it more sanitary and easier to wipe clean. It adds on a rustic, elegant and urbane feel, similar to that of slate or granite.
If you're looking for a show-stopping material that really makes a statement in your home, then Onyx could very well be your number one solution. One of the most unique qualities of onyx is the fact that its a translucent material, meaning that you can shine a light behind it, and the light will penetrate all the way through. Backlit onyx countertops can be a great way to make a statement and create a luxurious style appeal.
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