Granite vs. Quartz vs. Glass Countertops. The Pros of Each.
That was the easy part.
You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the advantages and benefits of these three countertop materials. Click on each image to view a larger version.
Unlike other materials which are brittle or prone to chipping, engineered granite delivers multiple advantages which you’ll enjoy for years to come:
- Heat and scratch resistant
- Each slab design is unique; what’s found in your house won’t be found anywhere else
- Looks, feels and acts like traditional slab granite
- Does not stain and is non-porous (liquid or air will not pass through it)
Engineered granite countertops are not made of purely synthetic materials.
Rather, it’s a combination of natural granite, stone and quartz. These organic elements are combined with a powerful polymer resin which holds them together.
As a result, engineered granite countertops are built to last. No matter what you place on them, they can handle it without sacrificing strength or appearance.
> Choose granite countertops if you plan on doing heavy cooking and food preparation in your kitchen.
Quartz countertops are made of silicon and oxygen.
When combined, they form a crystal pattern which is beautiful, luxurious and unique.
Make no mistake, though: quartz is incredibly tough and can easily withstand:
- Liquid and oil stains
- Chipping and cracking
An attractive element of quartz is its colour consistency; meaning it won’t fade or lighten over time.
Additionally, bacteria and other contaminants tend not to grow on quartz countertop surfaces. They’re very easy to clean and new quartz countertop products are consistently being introduced.
Aesthetically, quartz offers a very modern, contemporary look. If you have an outdated kitchen and want to instantly modernize its appearance, quartz countertops can easily accomplish that for you.
> Choose quartz countertops if you want an instantly upscale appearance that’s also very easy to maintain. Have us bring quartz countertop samples into your home
Glass countertops are incredibly unique and make a visual impact unlike any other countertop material.
Right off the bat, glass kitchen or bathroom countertops are made from recycled items such as household jars and bottles.
This means glass countertops are environmentally friendly.
Besides being a green option, glass countertops are also:
- Durable and tough
- Treated to prevent heat damage, scratches and stains
- Themselves recyclable (should you ever wish to replace them in the future)
When it comes to style and colour, there’s almost no limit to what glass countertop samples can offer. Brilliant blues. Ravishing reds. Bold blacks.
Furthermore, the crushed glass that’s inside the countertop construction almost has a mosaic look to it that’s certain to attract and command attention.
Glass countertops are also very easy to clean. Conventional soap and water should do the trick nicely.
> Choose glass countertops if you’re looking for something totally different that’s colourful, strong and vibrant.
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