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Granite Countertops: What Are Resin-Impregnated Slabs?

Recent epoxy resin bonding technology improves the qualities of natural granite, ensuring that beautiful stone is now available on a larger scale at an affordable cost, and virtually free of defects.

What Are Porcelain Countertops – Pros and Cons?

Porcelain is generally made from a mixture of inorganic raw materials. In a heat and pressure sintering process the ingredients merge forming a strong bond.

Everything You Need to Know About Quartz Countertops: Pros and Cons

If you are in the market for a new countertop, you may wonder if quartz is the right choice. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about quartz countertops: pros and cons! We will also provide some tips on how to choose the right quartz countertop for your home.

Magnifica Porcelain Countertop

Most Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

There are many different types of countertops on the market for kitchens. The most common types are quartz, porcelain, quartzite, solid surface, granite, and marble. They all have their own pros and cons. For example, some materials are very scratch resistant while others can be scratched or marred easily. And some materials are more expensive than others.

Quartz vs Quartzite Countertops, What’s The Difference?

The main distinction between quartz and quartzite is the fact that quartz is a manufactured material while quartzite is a natural stone. Sandstone is converted to quartzite through a natural process of heat and pressure in which sparkling quartz crystals are fused with it.

Quartz, Porcelain and Granite Countertops Seams – Top 10 Tips

Most residential kitchens do require at least one seam in their countertops. Many clients want to know what they should expect in terms of the quality and visibility of the seam. Here are some tips to help ensure good seam quality.