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a beautiful kitchen with granite countertopsProviding Kitchen Remodeling Services in El Paso, TX

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your home for many reasons. It houses some of the most expensive and necessary appliances in your home. If you have an open floor plan, it is also one of the most visible areas in your home as well. That is why it is usually one of the first rooms people want to remodel. An outdated kitchen can bring down your whole house’s look and feel, not to mention being inconvenient. However, you don’t have to completely gut your kitchen to update it. Sometimes simply replacing dated countertops can utterly change the room. When you want to freshen up your kitchen, it’s time to call R Company contractors. We work with you every step of the way to create the kitchen you want with quality work you can rely on.

Granite and Quartz Countertops- What’s the Difference?

One of the first things you want to do when you are remodeling your kitchen is to consider your options for your countertops. According to Time Magazine, granite and quartz countertops top the list for the best-recommended material for kitchen countertops. While the difference in popularity is  minimal, the difference in materials is striking.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are usually mined as complete blocks of solid stone, making them a solid option for any kitchen. They are 100% solid stone and many people choose them for their uniqueness. Since they are mined as full blocks, no two slabs of granite will ever be exactly the same.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are made to look like natural stone. While the quartz used to make the patterns is natural, it is mixed with resin and other materials to create different patterns and colors.

How to Choose the Right One For You

Both granite and quartz countertops have pros and cons that can affect what you ultimately select for you kitchen. In the end, it comes down to:

  • Does it chip easily?
  • Does it stain?
  • How much maintenance does it require?
  • How much does it cost?

Granite counter tops can chip if they are put under extreme weight strain or are installed improperly. But you can go years without seeing a chip or crack of any kind in your countertop. Quartz countertops, on the other hand, are considered stronger because they tend to be more flexible than solid stone. However, it is heavier than granite which makes it a bit more expensive to install than granite.

In terms of staining and maintenance, granite countertops have to be sealed at least every 3 years. Granite is naturally porous, so you need to be sure to seal it in order to prevent stains or collecting liquid. Quartz is virtually stain resistant and requires no maintenance whatsoever. However, if you have large windows in your kitchen, you may want to reconsider quartz countertops. Heavy exposure to sunlight can cause discoloration over time.

Trust R Company to Provide Quality Kitchen Remodeling Services Today

Whether you are looking for a full kitchen remodel or you simply want to install new granite or quartz countertops, R Company provides the quality services you are looking for. Remember that improper installations of new appliances, tile, countertops and other kitchen remodeling projects can cause dangerous situations that can potentially cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Make sure you go with contractors you can trust to do the job right the first time. Call today for more information about our services!