Most of the new homes in the Tampa Bay residential market have granite countertops as standard rather than an option. Some of the home builders are offers Quartz as an updated option. Granite is a common type of igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white, pink, or gray in color. Granitic rock is widely distributed throughout the continental crust. Below are some different colors of Granites:
Did you know that Granite is actually porous? Whereas, Quartz is not porous and thus requires no periodic sealing like Granite with the look of any quartz countertop compares to granite. It is also heat-resistant. Since quartz is an engineered product, consisting of a minimum of 93% quartz and 7% epoxy binder and dyes. An engineered product is s a composite material made of crushed stone bound together by an adhesive. The two common stones used in producing these products are marble and quartz. It requires no sealer has the advantage in that it requires no harsh chemicals to seal, nor does it emit harmful chemicals into the air, making it potentially more environmentally friendly. Because quartz countertops are manufactured, the color and pattern possibilities are limitless—including varieties that are almost identical to granite or marble. Because of the ease of care, Quartz is becoming more popular. For example, I know that Lennar now offers quartz as an option. If you buying a home and you want to get the most for your money, you should consider Quartz.
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