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Whether you’re looking to re-do your countertop or you’re having a new countertop installation put in, you likely have many questions and decisions to make. After deciding on the right material, color and fit choices for your countertop, there comes the question of thickness.
And while you wouldn’t think that countertop thickness would be a major decision – it can make a huge difference that will affect many other aspects of your project, so it’s vital to understand the difference and choose the one that’s right for your needs. This post will help guide you toward choosing the countertop thickness that works best for your home.
Can one centimeter really make that much difference? It doesn’t seem like it would, yet countertops have many different uses. The right thickness not only ensures years of dependable use, but also helps your countertop maintain its aesthetic appeal. Both have their benefits, and the main differences in thickness will change things such as the durability, how much labor is needed, the pricing and so forth.
However, different countertop thicknesses are best depending on your goals for your countertops, where they’ll be located, and what other elements will be around them. For example:
When researching your options for countertop materials before a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project gets underway, you’ve likely seen the brand names Cambria, Silestone or Caesarstone as alternatives to granite countertops. But are there any differences between them versus choosing real granite countertops?
Let’s take a closer look:
Cambria, Silestone and Caesarstone are all well-known national companies who use the patented Breton technology to manufacture their quartz slabs. Breton is the most advanced and latest engineered quartz manufacturing machinery in the world. Cambria, Silestone and Caesarstone are all made up of approximately 93% pure natural quartz which is then bonded to an acrylic resin. This gives you added durability with the look of authentic granite or stone at a lower cost. Unlike granite, these brands of quartz countertops are naturally stain-resistant and don’t need to be chemically sealed to help prevent the buildup of bacteria or mold. Since granite is a porous material, it needs to be treated to prevent discoloration from stains as well. Brands like Cambria, Silestone and Caesarstone do not need this added treatment, because they are non-porous and non-absorbent.
If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, you’re probably looking to upgrade your countertops. Depending on what you’ve had in the past, you may be partial to a certain material.
Some people just love stainless steel. Other people prefer marble. Others still might want some sort of composite. But there is one category often left off the list and that’s quartz.
But why would you want quartz as opposed to anything else you can have? Let’s take at look at several of the incredible benefits of quartz.
First off, congrats on deciding to install a kitchen countertop. So, now that you’ve made your decision, you’re probably wondering which countertop to get. You’ve narrowed it down, and it’s between granite or quartz. So how do you choose? Granite’s more natural. But quartz is less porous. Granite’s more unique. But quartz requires less maintenance. You could go back and forth and give yourself a headache. Which is why we’ve done the work for you, and have provided you with this list of comparisons when it comes to granite and quartz kitchen worktops.
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