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Would you rather install black granite or black quartz countertops?

by Paul Toomey Marketing Manager

Kitchen or bathroom renovations often install black countertops that are an elegant option. Before shopping, you need to decide if it is going to be quartz or granite, the most common choices. Consider a few benefits in favor of both materials and decide which suits the home best.

 

THE ESTHETIC FACTOR

Marquina Midnight Quartz

Quartz is manufactured from a very hard mineral and contains polymer resins and added colors. Regular colors and designs are found in quartz. Gray veins bring the look of natural stone and a Marquina Midnight Quartz slab would look exactly like the sample.


Nordic Black Granite 

 

An igneous rock, granite contains quartz and feldspar.  Each slab comes with different shades and patterns, being a natural stone. Nordic Black Granite countertops may be mostly black, but would have some variations. Expect to find some shades of onyx, charcoal, and gray amidst the black. Why not select a certain slab at the shop?

 

THE FINISHING STYLE

 

Sparkling Black Quartz

 

The type of finish also makes a difference to the appearance of the black countertop. Shining and muted satin are some of the finishing options. If you choose a striking and enchanting variety like Sparkling Black Quartz, a polished finish would be best for a modern decor. Traditional designs would match better with matte and honed surfaces.

 

Regarding granite, the polished finish gives the graceful, smart look. If you like the rustic style, go for the brushed finish. A rough and faded look comes from the flamed finish.

 

Black Pearl Granite

 

Though black, you have bits of green and gray, silver, brown and gold in Black Pearl Granite. The other shades are not much visible, though, with the delicate honed finish.

 

CONSIDER THE MAINTENANCE

Quartz remains free from bacteria and germs as a non-porous material! You don’t need sealing either. All you need for cleaning are a sponge and water. When it gets dirtier, mild dish soap would be needed. 

The truth is that granite is so hard because it consists of 20% quartz. Heat and scratches do not bother granite, even if you placed a hot pan directly on it without a trivet. Curling irons and flat irons in bathrooms are no problem either. Yet, natural granite being porous, it needs sealing once a year to keep out stains and water. Cleaning is no problem after sealing with a gentle detergent.

Midnight Majesty Quartz 

A fabulous black countertop with striking flecks, Midnight Majesty Quartz is worth the installation in grand surroundings.

Consult the black and white home decorating guide for more ideas. Both granite and quartz are excellent choices. Consider budgets and maintenance and check out the options before deciding. 


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Created on Jul 23rd 2018 02:34. Viewed 377 times.

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Clever Mosaics Junior  Home decor peel and stick tiles
I would like to choose black granite
Sep 9th 2018 04:03   
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