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Your Guide to Granite and Quartz Countertops

In trying to choose the perfect custom countertops for their Oakville area homes, many homeowners narrow down their options to granite and quartz. Both have numerous benefits, including a strong aesthetic appeal, and both can be suitable for a variety of different needs.


The professional fabricators of quartz and granite countertops at Hamilton and Stony Creek's Granite Kings are alwayshappy to inform our clients of the different properties and maintenance needsof these two fantastic options.


Made out of a slab of pure, natural stone and then polished before being installed, granite countertops from Granite Kings are perfect for the needs of a modern kitchen. One of the most popular choices in the areas of Grimsby and Burlington, Ontario, granite is highly valued for its look and its durability.


Naturally beautiful, granite is an igneous rock is formed deep within the earth. Each slab of granite is entirely unique due to natural variation. Granite colors can include hues of blue, green, grey, red, brown, black, and more.


Granite is perfect for Hamilton, Ontario kitchens because it is resistant to extreme hot and cold temperatures, as well as to mould and mildew. You don't have to worry about damaging the ultra-durable surface with scratches either.

Granite should not be cleaned with harsh chemical cleaners which could damage its protective surface applications. Mild dish soap, however, can handle just about any mess on a granite countertop. To stay in tip top condition, granite countertops in Stony Creek either need to be resealed on a yearly basis, or cleaned regularly with a special, sealer-containing cleaner.


Quartz Countertops: Properties and Maintenance

Though granite is a solid pick, many homeowners prefer the look and properties of quartz countertops from Granite Kings. Quartz, made from about 95% crushed quartz stone with a remaining composition of resin and pigment, is a popular second to granite for kitchen and bathroom countertops.

The added pigment allows quartz countertops to come in an astonishing array of colors, perfect for any kitchen or bathroom design. Quartz also has the benefits of being resistant to staining, freezing, chips, scratches, mold,
and mildew.

Because quartz is non-porous, you don't need to worry about having it sealed. There is also no need to use any abrasive cleaners on a quartz countertop, as a mild cleaner or a simple water and vinegar solution will get it sparkling again. Once it is cleaned, quartz should be wiped down with water and dried with cloth or a paper towel.


Custom Quartz and Granite Countertops in Oakville

At Granite Kings you can see our beautiful custom granite and quartz countertops in person to help you decide better. You can also ask our Grimsby, Burlington, and Hamilton Ontario granite and quartz experts about which option they would recommend for your needs.


For quality, custom countertops in Oakville and beyond, Granite Kings is here to make sure that you are happy with your final decision. You can visit Granite Kings today by finding us just off Queen Elizabeth Way in Stony Creek.


In trying to choose the perfect custom countertops for their Oakville area homes, many homeowners narrow down their options to granite and quartz.
Both have numerous benefits, including a strong aesthetic appeal, and both can be suitable for a variety of different needs.

The professional fabricators of quartz and granite countertops at Hamilton and Stony Creek's Granite Kings are always happy to inform our clients of the different properties and maintenance needs of these two fantastic options.

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