Published at Thursday, 21 March 2019. kitchen. By Lyda Alyssia.
We recommend to visit every supply house in your area that sells the type of granite you want and try to negotiate a better price, noting that you can often save about 20 percent. The shine and substance of granite is incomparable. Even though the granite may only be in your kitchen, it gives the entire house a sleek feeling, according to the Green Garage Blog. It just plain looks great. And, although it has been in vogue for a number of years, it's not a really trendy surface that will go out of style. Granite is available in a large variety of colors with a large range of patterns and striations. The different mineral contents and source locations impart great variations in appearance. Stylish edges are an option with granite countertops, from simple bullnose or beveled edges to more creative Ogee or Waterfall versions. Granite is durable, but not unbreakable, and will definitely last for decades. Unless you bang very heavy objects on the countertop or treat it very roughly, it will likely last longer than you will. Under normal kitchen conditions, granite will not chip, dent or crack and will stand up to most knives and cooking tools, as well as all of your cooking projects. Totally Granite says you can cut, chop, slice, and dice on a granite countertop without a cutting board.
Never use abrasive cleansers or scouring pads on a quartz countertop because it can dull the surface. Products that can harm your counter include things like nail polish remover, drain cleaner and dishwasher rinsing agents. Even concentrated bleach and oven cleaners can cause damage. Certain chemicals can disintegrate the bond between the quartz and the resin. The process for installing quartz countertops is much like any other. A professional will need to visit your home to measure the cabinets and create a template. Manufacturing time averages about 2 weeks. Supports may be necessary in areas such as above the dishwasher, where there is no cabinetry. Next, the installers will put the new countertop directly on the base cabinets with adhesive. Home Advisor notes that it takes from a few hours to a full day to install a typical quartz countertop. After they are in place, the plumber can get started. Custom edge profiles add to the character of your design and make the countertops extra special. In most cases, an eased edge, which provides a smooth finish, bevel, and bullnose edges are standard and do not cost extra. There are a quite a few edge options to choose form, depending on your taste and budget.
Choose you cleaning products carefully when caring for quartz countertops. Products that are acidic or alkaline can damage the surface of the material. The chemical in rust removers, heavy duty cleaners, bleach and other compounds can be harmful. Make sure you read the care literature your manufacturer provides. Home Style Choices points out that the small percentage of resin material in your countertop means it’s not totally a mineral surface. While some sellers say that you can cut right on the surface, regularly cutting on the surface can lead to scratches. These countertops are equally as popular – and expensive – as natural stone options. As with any countertop material, the price of quartz varies according to the style, design and colors you choose. The more sink and appliance cut-outs you need, the more slabs you use and the fancier the edge treatments you choose, the more the cost will go up. Quartz is not a bargain choice. A general range is $60 to $100 a square foot installed. Other sources like Home Advisor cite higher prices, such as $150 to $280 per square foot.
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