The countertop is the face of your kitchen. And it depends on your choice whether it will be clean, nice and durable.
Stone countertops are more resistant to the high temperature that is their undeniable advantage over plastic or wood, which will inevitably be affected. Stone countertop can withstand a short-term exposure with the temperature not above 100 degrees, without changing the color and the structure.
When you select a countertop made of quartz, you may also not be afraid of the appearance of stains on the surface because this material does not absorb water, food colorants, and acids. Quartz stone is stable to the impact of household chemicals.
When you select a countertop made of quartz, it is important to highlight that quartz is resistant to the bacteria and harmful microorganisms that can easily settle in scratches on plastic, in the pores of the wood, granite and especially marble.
If provided adequate care, your stone countertop will look attractive even after 10 years. And if you select a countertop made of quartz, you will not need any special care.
The vertical part of a countertop, overhanging above the facade and showing its thickness, is processed by various profile types (the shape of edge profile).
We offer various options for edge profiles:
Standard – at a low price
|beveled edge||rounded beveled edge, maximum radius R ≤ 3|
Non-standard – at a good price
|1/2 bullnose||1/3 bullnose||bullnose|
The radius of rounding is up to you
Exclusive, difficult to manufacture – more expensive
the gluing of a vertical profile at an angle of 45 ° imitating the thickness of the stone – it’s up to you
|The main characteristics of stone countertops||Quartz||Granite||Marble|
|Hygiene (resistance to bacteria)||yes||no||no|
|Resistance to acids||yes||no||no|
|Resistance to food colorants||yes||no||no|
|Resistance to household chemicals||yes||no||no|
You must keep in mind that the countertops made of granite or marble require more specialized care and you have to apply special water-repellent agents to protect the surface from various colored substances. Spilled liquids, such as coffee, tea, wine, and juice, can leave hard-to-remove traces on the surface. The acid conditions, such as vinegar or lemon juice, are the most dangerous for such countertops. Despite this, many Scandinavian countries are still keeping to the tradition of using marble, especially Bianco Carrara, for the kitchen countertops that is extremely impractical and nondurable.
Nowadays, quartz is an ideal material for the manufacture of kitchen countertops. It is resistant to the impact of sharp objects. If vinegar or citric acid is spilled onto the countertop, the agglomerate will not be deformed and save its color. Quartz kitchen countertops do not absorb the liquid. It simply spreads over the surface. So, coffee, tea, and any other coloring products do not leave traces on the countertop surface.