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Granite is a natural stone mined all over the world, most commonly in Brazil, India and Canada. Once removed from the mine, the granite is cut into more manageable slabs and polished by large machines which give it that smooth water like surface. Since granite is a natural stone no two slabs are ever identical, this gives customers a product that is unique to their home. With a wide variety of colours, grains and texture throughout the stone, there are many options to meet almost any design need. Granite can also be purchased in different finishes. The standard finish is a polished surface however some colours are also available with a honed or antiqued finish.
Granite is scratch and heat resistant; these qualities make it an ideal product for kitchen applications as well as a variety of different uses. Some other uses include bathroom vanities, tub surrounds, shower bases and table tops as well as fireplace surrounds and can even be used outdoors around barbeques.
Quartz Engineered Stone
Caesarstone is a manufactured product which combines crushed quartz, one of nature’s hardest materials, with high quality polymer resins and pigments. These materials are compacted under intense vibration, vacuum, and pressure which assures the slabs will be a dense and non-porous. Caesarstone products are manufactured with up to 93% crushed quartz. Due to the dense and non-porous nature of the manufactured surface, Caesarstone is scratch, stain, mold and mildew resistant, making it a virtually maintenance free and a desirable product for Kitchen and Bathroom countertops among other household applications.
Q by MSI
Q Premium Natural Quartz is a natural quartz surface made by an optimal fusion of quartz and resin materials. Q is naturally beautiful yet incredibly durable. Treated and pressed, natural quartz stone is one of nature’s hardest minerals.
Q combines sleek contemporary styling with demonstrated strength and performance. Q is scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, and is offered in an array of modern colors providing a beautiful and discerning countertop solution for Homeowners, Architects, and Designers alike. Backed by a Residential Lifetime Warranty, Q’s extreme durability makes it ideal for today’s kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Q Premium Natural Quartz surfaces are the ultimate integration between natural and manufactured materials giving it superior function over granite.
Q does not require sealing, re-polishing or reconditioning. Keeping your Q countertop clean is easy. Simply wipe down with warm water and a mild detergent. Q is 99.93% solid and resist stains from coffee, tea, wine, grape juice, food coloring, nail polish and many other agents that permanently stain or ruin more vulnerable countertop surfaces.
Q’s smooth and impervious surface is unsuitable for bacteria and microorganism to harbor and grow. If safety and hygiene are a part of your countertop purchasing decision, Q is the perfect choice for your kitchen.
Q Natural Quartz Surface is manufactured using internationally patented Bretonstone® system of Breton S.p.A., Italy, as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing systems across the globe.
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