Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Discover Granite

Granite is a popular option for countertops because it is strong and looks natural. It is a type of rock that forms when magma or lava cools and hardens. Granite countertops are known for being able to withstand heat, scratches, and stains, which makes them great for kitchens and bathrooms. Granite comes in many different colors and patterns, so homeowners can find one that matches their style.

If you have any questions about Granite and Granite Countertops, you can find answers in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

  • Lifestyle, design, and budget
  • Dekton for busy households, Quartz for low maintenance
  • Consider color scheme, cabinetry, and flooring
  • Set a budget for materials, fabrication, and installation
  • Assess durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal
  • Both highly durable
  • Dekton more resistant to scratches, stains, and heat
  • Dekton mimics natural stone, concrete, and wood
  • Quartz offers solid colors and intricate patterns
  • Versatility and low maintenance
  • Wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes
  • Non-porous nature for resistance to stains and scratches
  • Vulnerable to discoloration in direct sunlight
  • Not as heat-resistant as other materials
  • Exceptional durability and strength
  • Resistant to high temperatures, scratches, stains, and UV rays
  • Non-porous surface for hygiene
  • More prone to chipping and cracking
  • Expensive compared to other options
  • Overall design aesthetic
  • Level of maintenance willing to undertake
  • Luxurious and sophisticated appearance
  • Highly durable and resistant to staining
  • Highlight scratches and smudges
  • Require regular cleaning and maintenance
  • Natural and understated look
  • Less prone to showing scratches
  • More susceptible to staining
  • Require frequent sealing

Honed finish is smooth and matte, while polished finish is glossy and reflective, enhancing the stone’s natural beauty.

Honed finishes hide scratches better, have a natural look, but are more likely to get stained and require regular sealing.

Polished finishes are commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms, hotels, and high-end retail stores for a modern and stylish appearance.

A good slab seam means joining two granite countertops in a way that looks seamless and inconspicuous, creating the appearance of just one continuous slab.

It’s important to match the color and pattern of the slabs closely, ensure accurate cutting and polishing of edges, level and align the slabs properly, and use strong adhesive materials made for granite countertops.

A well-done seam makes the countertop look better, last longer, and prevents issues like gaps, uneven surfaces, and weak spots that can damage the countertop over time.

Sunset Granite provides countertop fabrication and installation services for Granite, Marble, and Quartz in Portland, Oregon, with a commitment to quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.

  • Quartz countertops are non-porous, making them resistant to stains, bacteria, and mold.
  • They are easy to clean with just mild soap and water, saving time and effort.
  • Quartz countertops are highly resistant to impact, scratches, and heat.
  • They are made of natural quartz crystals and resin binders, making them tough and durable.
  • Quartz countertops require minimal maintenance and do not need regular sealing, saving time and money.
  • They are long-lasting and durable, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements.
  • Quartz countertops come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and finishes, offering versatility for different design styles.
  • They provide a uniform appearance and seamless installations, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal.

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