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Quartz, granite, or marble?
Here at Wild Rose, we offer several stone work surface options from which to choose. Quartz, granite, and marble are popular choices for countertops, but they're not all the same. If you know how and where you will use your new countertop, you'll have an easier time selecting the type of stone.
Marble is marvelous stuff, but it's a bit too soft for most kitchen countertop purposes. For a kitchen work surface that can handle virtually anything, opt for counters made of granite or quartz. In a bath or laundry room, marble can be just right. For a family kitchen that's used every day, you can't go wrong with quartz countertops in Edmonton.
For superior heat resistance and durability, opt for natural granite or quartz countertops in Edmonton. These materials are also known for their scratch resistance. Cleaning chemicals are not likely to have an adverse effect on granite or quartz but should be used with utmost caution on marble surfaces.
Durable and scratch resistant quartz countertops are available in a near endless variety of colours and patterns. Classic neutrals such as grey, white, and tones of brown are always popular choices for quartz countertops in Edmonton.
Natural vs. engineered stone
Natural granite offers a gorgeous kitchen work surface, but it can be prohibitively expensive. When quartz is combined with resins, the engineered stone can be equally as attractive for a much lower cost. Quartz countertops in Edmonton are smooth, sanitary, and totally natural looking.
Unlike marble and granite countertops, quartz worktops require no protective sealing. When compared to marble and granite, quartz countertops require the least maintenance because the sealant's built right in. Granite countertops should be sealed every two to five years. Marble surfaces require a more vigilant resealing schedule. Quartz has a tendency to retain its good looks and durability for a long, long time and never needs to be sealed or resealed.
Care for your quartz countertops
Once your new countertops are installed, you'll want to keep them shipshape and sparkling clean. Fortunately, it's super simple to do. Wash your quartz countertops in Edmonton every day with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Rinse with clear water and dry with a paper towel or lint-free cloth. Avoid abrasive cleansers, because they can leave residue that dulls the quartz surface.
If countertops are especially grungy, use a diluted vinegar solution to loosen stubborn grime. Stay away from oil-based cleaners that may discolor your quartz counter over time. If you do spill an oily substance on your quartz work surface, give it a quick spritz of window cleaner, wipe, rinse with clear water, and dry.
When you're ready to know more about cost effective quartz countertops, give us a call or dash us an email through this website. We've been Edmonton's go-to company for countertop design and installation for years. Our reputation shines because we put our heart into every job we do. Schedule your on-site price estimate when you call (587) 772-3092.
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