Stone countertops such as quartz countertops or granite countertops are widely used in many home kitchen, also, people always like to make comparison between this two countertops. Both of them can bring high benefits to your home, while as kitchen is a traffic area, you should make sure that you have got the good way to take care of your countertops before you purchase it.
If you are someone who has a busy life style, then the maintenance is what you should pay attention to, which kind of countertop is easier to take care of?
Granite stone as one natural stone material is widely used commercial public projects. For its natural features, granite stone has pores, which means that the surface can absorb liquids, and commonly, the light-color granite countertops are more likely to absorb water and show stains than darker granites. So proper and regular maintenance are necessary to prevent the damage.
Compared with other stone materials, granite stone is more difficult to clean and require sealing at a regular time. If you have no idea about its sealing time, take a test for your stone regular by pouring some water on its surface for an hour, if the stone darkens, it is time to make a sealant.
Remember to wipe the spills at once to avoid etching or stains on the surface.
Quartz stone countertops as one man made stone product, is composed of over 93% of quartz volume and 7% of resins and pigments. The stone provides you a smooth and non-porous surface. With high hardness, quartz countertops are resistant to high temperature, scratch and stains, the surface doesn’t require special sealing and care.
For its maintenance, it is so free for you. Non-porous surface and no sealing, the bacteria is hard to grow in the surface. After washing the surface, you can take one dry cloth to wipe the countertop to prevent water spots from drying on the surface. Also, you can just use some soft cleaner and water for regular cleaning.