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Granite is made up of mineral crystals, the most common being feldspar and quartz. The natural coloring of granite is dependent on the mineralogical composition of the particular piece and in its natural environment. Granite is not only known for its beauty but also for its strength.
The key to keeping marble countertops gorgeous and looking fresh is prevention: Place heat-resistant pads under hot dishes, use coasters for glasses and never cut directly on the surface. On a daily basis, wipe marble with a soft cloth and warm water, using a mild cleanser if necessary.
Quartz is a stylish and highly sought-after choice for kitchen countertops, sporting incredible durability and a wide array of colors and patterns. Manufactured using crushed quartz crystals combined with pigments and resin, the surface replicates the look of real stone with patterns of flecks and swirls. Unlike natural stone slabs, however, quartz countertops have a non-porous surface that resists scratches and stains.
Quartzite is a natural metamorphic rock made from sandstone and quartz crystals that have been compressed under high heat and pressure. The way it is formed cause this stone be to extremely hard, heat resistant and water resistant. Every slab is unique with a more organic feel, grainy and more coarse than quartz.