Granite, Marble, Quartzite and Quartz Kitchen Island tops
Kitchen Island in your home becomes the main artery in the home. An Kitchen Island is where you mostly eat, entertain, prepare food, or just sit with family and have conversations about your day. Since the island is the most used you should really think of how you want it to look, and what material you want to use.
There are so many options a lot of people get confused. In this article I will give you some help on which Kitchen Island material is best for you and your lifestyle.
You can choose marble, which has such an elegant look that it is undeniable. There are so many colors, textures and variations to choose from. In Marble the Carrara marble and Calacatta Marble are the two main popular stones.
Then you have Quartzite, which is more durable then marble and gives it that same elegant look. This too has many different colors and variations most popular ones are the white colored to grey colored ones.
Granite is again of the traditional ones that people used and the most durable from the natural stones it is heat resistant which means you can put any hot pots on it and nothing will happen. Granite also has many colors and variations but is it for sure more traditional ad not modern.
Quartz is also very popular in the industry. There are many quartz companies around. The most popular quartz is the carrara look or the calacatta look. The quartz is also called engineered stone and because they are manmade stones they are not heat resistant so you should not put any hot pots on it because it will leave a stain. It is more durable than any of the natural stones but that does not mean that it will never stain because it can.
In this article you will find all materials that can be used on an Kitchen Island. It is now your chose to choice and see, which fits your needs. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us through email or phone and we will answer all questions to the best of our knowledge.
Questions and Answers
What is the most popular quartzite?
The most popular quartzite are Super White, White Macaubus, and Taj Mahal.
What is the whitest quartzite?
The whitest quartzite is Calacatta quartzite, and some crystal white quartzite. Most of the quartzite are not our white, for pure white color you might have to go with marble.
What is the difference between quartz and quartzite?
There is a big difference between quartz and quartzite. Quartz is a manmade stone also called engineered stone, there are many different companies of quartz. Quartzite is a natural stone that is more durable then marble but not as durable as granite. It is a natural stone
Where can you find quartzite?
Can you put hot pans on a quartz countertop?
On quartz unfortunately you can not put any hot pans because it will leave a stain.
How to select the best quality marble top kitchen island?
That is a great question, the way to make sure the quality is the best is ask a lot of questions to make sure its the right stone. Your fabricator should be the one helping you out in that.
Is Granite better than quartz?
One is not better than the other. They both have pros and cons. Quartz is harder than granite but quartz is not heat resistant and granite is. So it is what fits your lifestyle.
Can you put hot pans on granite?
Yes you can granite is a natural stone and it is heat resistant, you can put any hot pans on it and will not stain or leave a mark.
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