Granite countertops have been at the height of popularity for years now and in great demand for a high-end look with relatively little maintenance. The are substantial, visually stunning and extremely long lasting. As with all other countertop materials, they are an investment and you`ll want to be sure granite is the right choice by doing your research and homework. Granite is a natural, igneous rock composed of quartz, feldspar, micas, and a mixture of additional trace minerals. Forbes explains they types and amounts of the different minerals are what give granite different colors, textures and patterns. It typically 10 to 50% quartz, which is semi-transparent white, and 65 to 90% feldspar, usually pinkish or white. Generally, natural stone like granite is desirable because it has more character than man-made countertop surfaces. Granite is sourced from around the world, including India, Brazil, Norway, Italy and China. The world`s largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry is near Barre, Vermont.
Use as much open storage as possible in your design. Even if your cabinets have window glass, you`ll get to peek at all the pieces you‘ve chosen inside – which hopefully – coincide with the style genre. Stripes are another help in creating interest and personality inside your retro kitchen. Pay attention to the linens when adding your stripes, as it‘s a great way to mix and match. When you think retro, do you think about 1950‘s fun diners? Because we certainly do and we wouldn't blame you at all for turning your kitchen into a bout of diner festivity! The most popular color choice when transforming your kitchen into a retro solace is turquoise. It`s clean, it‘s fun, it‘s joyful and it goes so well with the vintage essence of every piece.
Granite is heavy and quartz can be even heavier. Professional installation is highly recommended for quartz countertops in kitchens for a long list of reasons that go beyond its weight. They are a big investment and installers should be certified to mount the specific brand of quartz you purchase. Many countertops come with a warranty, but often if installed by a certified professional. Even though some home stores sell the material as a DIY, most experts don`t recommend going it alone – except for those who sell it that way. Quartz is a wonderful option for those who want the look of stone with less maintenance hassle. Or, if you want the durability of quartz in a brighty hued version, quartz can do that too. Just make sure you budget appropriately for this beautiful and durable kitchen countertop option.
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