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Granite Countertops vs. Engineered Stone

Natural granite countertops might be your best choice if you do not mind the natural flaws. However, if you do not love the natural flaws in granite, then the engineered stone where all the flaws have been engineered out might be the best choice for you. However, you should really determine whether the engineered stone can really beat granite. After all, your kitchen needs a natural touch at least, to beat all that artificialness in color and other decors. You can check out some more information from Silestone Company and check out their great pictures too.
Why exactly should you consider what you get out of the market to bring home? What is engineered stone, slab granite and natural granite? While the answers are readily available online, the most important difference between granite and engineered stone is that granite is in its natural form, while engineered stone could be engineered quartz. In any case, quartz is “always” engineered while granite is in its natural for, but it too “can be” engineered.
Whatever you might think, the truth is that granite will always emerge tops in any array between the natural and engineered stones. The good thing is there is a lot of information online concerning all manner of countertops. You will be informed about just anything that you would want to know about. Quartz companies like Ceasarstone who deal in quartz countertops only or Silestone, also agree that a natural slab of granite is always a rung higher than the engineered quartz. In engineered stone, about 93% of natural quartz aggregates are mixed with 7% of color pigments and polymer resins. This takes care of the market at all levels. Engineered stone is about 50% more costly than the natural granite but again, it is wise to always remember that expensive is not always best.
While it would not be right to make the decision for you about your choice for either granite or engineered stone, the thing that you should bear in mind is that the engineered stone will always have that artificial touch about it. Natural granite on the other hand, will have its flaws standing out, but beautifully too. If you love everything about your kitchen to be natural, you can just buy the slab granite with out fear. It is not as if it will break apart any time. If you do the installation just right, your granite countertop will last a long time, with or without flaws.
Where will your get the granite? That should be easy to answer because granite companies teem all over the market. You will be virtually spoilt for choice if you are looking to install a granite countertop in your kitchen. If you are operating on a low budget, granite is the countertop to go for. After all, it is 50% cheaper and if you are careful about it it, it will last just as long as the engineered stone. One other good thing about granite is that there are no maintenance costs. Just keep it clean, reapply the sealant after six months and you will have it looking as good as new.

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