Quartz Stone surfaces are one of the most abundant minerals on earth and, with its unique properties, it is the most useful natural substance. The future of the Quartz Stone surfaces market is booming at a very rapid speed with new and latest designs trends that will make your home spaces look perfect with that glazing and stunning appearances.
Quartz Stone has a strong image of its exceptional properties of low maintenance bacteria-resistant surface, the ability to resist stains, its strength, and durability, all adding its uses in the kitchen to baths to other installations and tailor-made solutions. Hence, it is an ideal option for Architects, homeowners and designers compared to the old granite and marble natural stones.
Quartz Slabs have been storming the market for several reasons and will be the future of kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops, including other installations. We cannot deny that more and more architects, homeowners and designers are turning to quartz slabs countertops for their kitchen and bathroom designs. These quartz slabs countertops are durable and made to last in terms of its structure, functionality, and fashion that admire everyone’s perfect glazing look. Hence, quartz slab is considered not only timeless but is the most trendy among all-natural stones. It’s distinct patterns and designs and colors will continue to be fresh and won’t fade away today, tomorrow, and yesterday. Some of the features of quartz slab surfaces that are incomparable includes,
- It is easy to maintain as it is perma-sealed.
- It is stain resistant as of its non-porous nature.
- It is durable.
- It has the charm of natural stone even after being engineered.
Artificial marble differs from natural marble in terms of geological activities. It is a human-made creation built from small marble debris, stone powder, quartz, sand, colophony, plastic, cement, and acrylic glue, mixed in a predetermined ratio. The concoction is stirred vigorously under vacuum and then kept under high pressure in a mould, to solidify, and form hard marble rocks. Many homebuyers now prefer to have artificial marble as these are cost-effective. Their usage is mostly seen in some furniture, kitchen countertops, walls, and floors and many more.
Artificial marble, is a non-porous substance that requires lower maintenance and upkeep. The process of creating artificial marble makes it resistant to oil, stains, and discoloration. Even regular cleaners are compatible with artificial marble.
Artificial granite is made of acrylic, polyester resins, marble dust, and pigments. Calcium carbonates are used as fillers, which is then combined with aluminum tri-hydrate (ATH), a cultured onyx. The chips and dust of natural stone are added to give it different textures, colors, and the sparkling effect. This mixture is used to form slabs using industrial machinery and coated with a surface gel giving it a glossy finesse.
Features of Artificial Granite
- Dust and chips of natural stones give the artificial granite natural and elegant texture
- Epoxy makes it non-toxic and 100% VOC free.
- Countertops made by artificial granite don’t absorb liquid and there are lesser chances of harmful bacteria settling down on the surface.
- You will always have a stain-free countertop because artificial granite are typically stain-resistant.
- Other natural stones and marbles are porous but the curing process makes artificial granite is comparatively non-porous.
- Since the slab is artificially produced, there is a lot of scope of creativity while designing your kitchen with it. You can add various textures and colors as per your design requirements.
Porcelain tiles belong to the same family of flooring materials, they aren’t the same. Porcelain tiles are heated at higher temperatures compared to standard ceramic tiles. They have a more controlled manufacturing process and made by heating porcelain and other minerals over 1200°C. As a result, the final material is homogenous, dense and more water-resistant than ceramic tiles.
The finish of a porcelain tile refers to the upper surface area of the tile. It’s usually available in the following finishes:
Kitchen Countertops Matter
From seamless solid surface to glistening Quartz, variegated granites, and artful laminates — kitchen countertops add beauty, functionality, and personality to your home. Consider the countertop as a reflection of your personal style, including culinary and entertaining preferences. Whether you are planning a total makeover or simply refreshing your space with a new countertop, we’ve put together this quick guide on the most popular countertop materials to help homeowners, like you, on your remodeling journey.
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