Which to Get the Natural Stones for Kitchen countertops?

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Which to Get the Natural Stones for Kitchen countertops?

When we remodel a kitchen , we have to make certain important decisions, and one of the most difficult is choosing the type of countertop. And it is t

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When we remodel a kitchen , we have to make certain important decisions, and one of the most difficult is choosing the type of countertop. And it is that you can find a huge variety of materials and finishes, so you have to pay attention to certain factors, such as what needs our kitchen has or what decorative style is the best depending on the furniture, the floor, natural stone etc. Likewise, it is important to take into account the structure of the countertop (maintenance, durability, resistance, etc.), since the kitchen is one of the parts of the home most exposed to high temperatures, scratches and blows.

The materials of the best kitchen countertops

Kitchen countertops can be made of the following materials:

Natural stones

Natural stone is the most used material for countertops, since it has a very good

value for money. It is a material made up of 94% compact quartz and 6% special resins and other components that give it many qualities.

The advantages of natural stone are as follows:

  • Variety of colors and finishes.
  • Great hardness.
  • Stain resistant.
  • Antibacterial protection.

And as a disadvantage:

  • Limited heat resistance.

Granite

Granite is a natural stone that is first cut and then polished. It is the most

used for kitchen countertops. It is a very durable material. Has a

Limited variety of colors and textures. It is resistant to fire, stains and has great durability. We must also take into account that it is a porous surface.

Absolute black granite slabs for countertops

Polished Absolute Black Granite is used both indoors and outdoors to create not only beautiful countertops, but also flooring, architectural features, and exterior cladding.

Polished black granite is formed when the manufacturer stops the polishing process of the stone just before it becomes shiny. This leaves the stone with a smooth but matte surface. This finish is perfect for a minimalist or modern vision of interiors. It stands out a lot on its own.

If you are looking for a deep black countertop with a smoother finish than Honed or Matte finishes, Black Granite is an ideal choice. Matte black is a very dark gray color compared to the deep, rich black offered by its highly polished alternatives. This versatility of this color will suit almost any style and color of the kitchen. Honed Absolute Black granite countertop is the most durable of all granites available, making it an ideal choice for a variety of commercial and residential uses. The demand for honed finishes is a growing trend and this particular version based on Absolute Black Granite is by far the most popular and very reasonably priced.

Marble

Marble has been the most common material for 20 years, but with the advent of granite and

other synthetic materials, has lost a lot of strength.

Their advantages are the following:

  • They are cheaper than synthetic or porcelain.
  • Heat-resistant.
  • Variety of colors and textures.

As a disadvantage: it is a very porous material and absorbs acid stains, as well as being not very resistant.

Fantasy green marble is a rare natural stone that keeps your exterior and interior looking beautiful even in the worst weather! It is one of the most popular natural stones for indoor and outdoor décor and high-end kitchen countertops because of its durability and aesthetic brilliance.

synthetics

The synthetic materials of the best kitchen countertops are:

Limestone

Limestone is a natural stone that has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. It is a durable and beautiful material that can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. Whether you are looking to use limestone for a new construction project or to add an elegant touch to your home, it is a great choice to Tandur Grey Limestone

compact

The Compact is composed of pure natural quartz (93-95%), plus a small amount of pigments and resins. It also has a percentage of natural marble. The sum of all this is the creation of a stronger product without porosity.

This material has great resistance. It is a light material, but it has great resistance to blows. Its cleaning must be done with neutral  products and after its application with a cloth we can get a lot of shine.

porcelain

Porcelain countertops are, together with granite countertops, the most used. These countertops are ultra-compact surfaces and natural materials are used that are subjected to high temperatures and high pressures.

The advantages are:

  • Scratch resistance.
  • Heat, impact and stain resistant.
  • Antibacterial.

And as a disadvantage: the price is higher than average and the offer of colors and designs is limited. The brands we work with at Stone Depot USA are the following:

Neolith

The Neolith has few colors to choose from, but the range is enough to be able to choose a countertop. On the one hand you will find flat and linear basic colors (white, grey, black and beige) and on the other there are imitations of materials such as marble and wood, and even other materials such as steel or iron.

laminated

Laminam is a very versatile brand that has many possibilities in terms of colours, shapes, size and textures. It is also excellent for external coating. These are ultra-compact surfaces, because natural mineral compounds are used, which are subjected to high temperatures and this results in a compact material with almost 0% porosity and high resistance.

dekton

Dekton is characterized by manufacturing large-format boards, measuring 3,220 x 140 mm and with thicknesses of 8, 12, and 20 mm. These qualities facilitate their use in a wide variety of architectural designs, such as facades and flooring, that require visual continuity. , but it has a great advantage: that it can be cut into smaller or irregular plates. It resists stains, sun, scratches and heat. It is also suitable for both interior and exterior.

Rak Ceramics

Rak, like other porcelain tiles, has very similar characteristics, but stands out for having the novelty “Cooking Rak” which is the invisible induction hob. This allows us to cook directly on the hob, without damaging it, which allows us to make the most of the work space. Design, technology, comfort and efficiency come together.

sapienstone

Sapien Stone is the first brand created for both home and professional kitchens. Sapien Stone produces top-quality porcelain stoneware countertops in production plants that do not emit harmful substances. These countertops are made of ceramic clays and mineral colors unalterable over time. They ensure excellent characteristics, ease of cleaning and great design. It has 30 textures inspired by wood, marble, stone and cement.

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