Many people don’t think of countertops as a vital part of their kitchen. The truth is, if you do a lot of cooking, the countertop is probably where you spend the most of your time chopping, dicing, slicing and mixing ingredients. So you owe it to yourself and your kitchen to make your countertops as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Two types of countertops to consider: quartz and granite. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Delorie Countertops & Doors Inc has a wide selection of quartz countertops in Pompano Beach. Quartz countertops are just as strong as granite but have the extra benefit of being more flexible. This makes them easier to work with while installing. Quartz is non-porous and does not require any sealing.
They basically need no maintenance.These counters are also very sturdy but they cannot be considered indestructible either. They are
stain-resistant as well, so any type of spillage on them requires minor cleanup. One drawback that you should be aware of is these counters can discolor over time when exposed to direct sunlight. If you have a part of your counter that receives sun while another part doesn’t, over time you may see a color difference. These countertops need to be professionally installed and quartz is even heavier than granite. You can expect to see seams with a quartz counter but they will be less visible if you choose a slab that’s darker in color.
Get all your granite countertop needs in Pompano Beach from Delorie Countertops & Doors Inc. The appearance is not uniform. These stones are coming directly from the earth and are not perfectly designed by nature. Depending on your preference, it can be a benefit or drawback. Granite countertops will need to be sealed before they are used and this will need to be every year for as long as you own the countertop.
Granite is a porous stone and can only be considered to be stain-resistant if it has been sealed properly. Countertops made of granite are extremely durable but should not be considered to be indestructible. It is a natural rock and can break or chip if subjected to heavy abuse. For regular day-to-day activities though, and with proper maintenance, this is a countertop that can last for a lifetime and beyond.Granite is heavy and require professional installation.
The seams in granite cannot be hidden either. They will show once installed. The samples that you see can slightly differ from the stone that you receive because these are naturally occurring slabs, so the samples cannot be a true 100% reflection of the stone you are ordering. Granite can often end up costing a bit more than quartz since it is a natural rock. If you have any questions about quartz countertops or granite countertops in Pompano Beach give Delorie Countertops & Doors Inc a call at (954) 970-7661; or visit us at 2140 NW 18th Street; Pompano, FL 33069.