A Houzz & Home survey showed that remodeling is trumping moving, what this means is that home buyers are more interested in renovating a place themselves than buying a house with recent renovations. Moreover, the most popular home renovation is the kitchen. It is the place where most people like it personalized.
The never ending debate between Granite and Quartz countertops, they both have their pros and cons. Granite is the traditional choice of counter-tops, however, with the recent tweaks quartz is quickly gaining ground. According to a recent Houzz survey, quartz countertops come in second to granite countertops in public opinion. Houzz surveyed over 7,000 respondents about their kitchen remodeling preferences. Of the 94% who were planning to replace their countertops, 36% of respondents reported that they would prefer a quartz countertop for their kitchen, while half preferred granite.
It's always hard to choose the right stone for the right job, and the abundance of choices doesn't help your cause. You're working on a project, and you're trying to figure out the stone tile for the job. The stone tile that will stand up to the scuffs, cleaners, spills, cleaners, and the other factors that can wear on the surface. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself before commencing your stone project.
Stone flooring has been around for a long time now and it’s proven to be the most durable option. Many see it as too expensive; however, if you look at it in the long term it's a relatively cheaper alternative, with a much more luxuries aesthetic. Stone flooring lasts a lifetime, and the choices available (Whether its color, patter, texture etc.) are substantially more than carpet or wooden flooring. Moreover, unlike the latter two stone flooring does not collect bacteria or dirt and cleaning it is as simple as an occasional wet mop.
If you take a look at the natural stone (granite, quartz and marble) market for counter top. You'll notice there are two clear front runners granite and quartz. However, in previous years granite has always been the preferred natural stone of the two. Recent developments on quartz have made this stone a worthy competition for granite. Quartz is one of the planets stronger materials making it the perfect earthly substance to adorn your countertop.
The best part about winter is a natural warmth you get laying next to the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. Curled up in a nice book without a worry in the world, why not look at something beautiful while you are at it. Nothing says elegance and luxury than a stunning quartz, granite or marble fireplace. And When it comes to fireplaces I think anyone that knows the difference between the three preferred natural stones (quartz, marble and granite)would hands down vote for Quartz as their weapon of choice.
When I think of marble I instantly think of the Taj Mahal; this magnificent mausoleum in India is built entirely of marble as a symbol of love dedicated to the emperors dead wife. It gives off a sensationally luxurious appearance, I believe in terms of aesthetics it's still rated number one in the natural stone world.
Granite, quartz and marble countertops are quarried directly from the earth as a single chunk. These counters are all natural stones that have been taken out as large blocks that can be later cut into individual slabs. This article will discuss the core differences between quartz and granite. A better understanding of the two natural stones can benefit you with your purchase.