What material to chose for your kitchen countertop?

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

This is probably one of the most asked questions from our clients whenever we renovate a kitchen.

IN order to assist you in making your choice, let us share with you some of the possibilities available to you in the UAE as well as their respective advantages!


MARBLE

Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals.

This material provides an added dimension of luxury and style that dramatically increases the value of any home or business.

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions.

It's a natural stone, so it’s more resistant to scratching, cracking and breaking than many other available countertop materials. In spite of its durability, marble is softer than granite, so it’s possible to incorporate attractive design elements, such as fancy edges, during the fabrication process.

Marble has been used as a building material for a very long time, so its ability to withstand the test of time is well documented. When it’s expertly installed and properly sealed and maintained, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of marble for a lifetime.

QUARTZ

Quartz is a hard, crystalline mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms. The atoms are linked in a continuous framework of SiO4 silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO2. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar.

The contemporary surface material, quartz material, also known as quartz composite material or engineered stone, is ideally suited for kitchen worktops, tabletops or floor tiles.

Color pigments and polyester resin makes quartz material a revolutionary construction material that includes the positive properties of stone and even exceeds it in its functionality and resilience. On the Mohs scale, quartz material has a higher hardness than stone. Even in care and cleaning, quartz material is easier to manage.

CORIAN


Corian is a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont. Its primary use is as a countertop/benchtop surface, though it has many other applications. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH), a material derived from bauxite ore. Corian is manufactured in three thicknesses: 6 millimeters, 12 millimeters, and 19 millimeters. Cross-section cuts show consistent color and particulate patterning evenly distributed throughout the material, giving rise to the category name “Solid Surface”.One of the many advantages of Corian is that the countertops feature a nearly seamless joint. Corian is also extremely durable and easy to maintain. It is stain, heat, and sunlight resistant. It comes in a variety of colors that do not fade or change from wear and tear.

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