Are you looking to refresh your stone countertops and make them look as good as the day you first got them installed? Our team can help. We work with all types of natural stone materials to help you protect them and restore them to their original glory.
What Stones Are Most Popular For Countertops?
Not to be confused with Quartz, Quartzite is a naturally occurring stone that offers similar durability and beauty to granite (also a top 5 pick). If you love the look of marble and the durability of granite, quartzite can be a cost-effective option for your kitchen.
Quartzite is formed when quartz sandstone is subjected to extreme pressure and temperature. The singular grains interconnect and fuse together, creating a polished, glassy surface. The stone’s natural impurities add color to the material that blends and swirls together, resembling marble.
Aside from appearance, the main advantage quartzite holds over granite is its greater density. This makes it more impervious to scratches, staining, and chipping. And like granite, you won’t have to do much to maintain its appearance.
If you love the natural look and feel of a stone slab kitchen countertop, there’s no better choice than granite. Granite is the byproduct of quartz and feldspar fusing together under pressure deep beneath the earth’s surface and being subjected to extremely high temperatures. The two materials combined give granite its speckled appearance, which also helps to conceal the seams between cuts.
Granite has been a top stone kitchen countertop of choice in recent years, and for many good reasons.
For starters, granite’s natural beauty and variety of color options make it work for any size and style of kitchen. It’s also an affordable option with premium appeal, especially as granite has skyrocketed in popularity and has led to the development of granite countertop alternatives.
Granite can instantly boost the visual appeal of any kitchen, thanks to a smooth, polished appearance and assortment of colors. Look closely at a slab of granite and you’ll notice a number of colors and fine details working together. It’s as much a piece of art as it is a functional part of your kitchen. It commands attention and can change the aesthetic of your kitchen even if it’s the only thing you upgrade.
Last but not least, its function rivals its beauty. You won’t have to worry about scratches, heat marks from hot pans, stains from colorful foods, or dents and dings. Just seal it once a year and let your countertop’s natural beauty shine for years to come.
Marble has long been considered a premium material used in everything from kitchen and bathroom countertops to floor tiles to backsplashes and more. The stone has long been used in architecture throughout history, particularly in upscale historic structures.
One of the reasons discerning homeowners choose marble for their kitchen countertops is the timeless beauty it offers. Marble comes in an array of colors and swirl patterns, thanks to a number of natural impurities embedded and heated within the stone.
One thing worth noting about marble’s functionality is that it does require more maintenance than other stone slab countertops. It’s more porous and softer, which means it’s more prone to staining, scratching, and chipping. Proper sealing is a must with marble countertops to maintain its appearance.
Dolomite might not be a household name like marble and granite, but its beauty and durability make it a top choice for stone slab kitchen countertops. Dolomite is a natural stone that’s formed when limestone and magnesium-rich underground water combine and create a chemical reaction.
Dolomite comes in varying shades of white and gray, which lends to a clean, modern kitchen aesthetic. It’s harder than marble (but not quite as hard as granite), which will help it retain its beauty. And like our other stone slab countertop options, you’ll need to seal your dolomite countertops each year to prevent moisture buildup and staining.
- Engineered Stone
Engineered stone surfaces like porcelain and quartz can be just as beautiful, durable, and functional as natural stone slab countertops. Unlike their natural counterparts, engineered stone surfaces have been designed to address the flaws and create the best surface for kitchen countertop use cases. This alone can make them superior to natural stone.
For example, engineered quartz binds loose quartz particles with resin, resulting in a material that is virtually indestructible. The surface can also be made in a number of colors and patterns, some of which can give the appearance of marble without the high price tag. Quartz also outperforms quartzite in durability, scratching, chipping, and color retention.
Porcelain is another material you might not have thought to bring into your kitchen. It’s one of the oldest engineered stones and comes in a variety of colors, textures, and styles.
Refresh your stone countertops with our services to keep your home or business looking great for decades to come.
Safe Stone Floor Cleaner
Modern Stone Care Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner is a neutral (ph 7) marble safe floor cleaner which is to be used for regular maintenance on any hard surface not harmed by water. It was originally made to protect calcite based stones, such as marble, limestone, & travertine, which are alkaline in nature due to the mineral content, from chemical etching. It’s no rinse, streak free properties make this cleaner ideal for any hard surface, as it does not leave a dulling film or residue. Special organic slats in its formula act as “moisturizers” thus preventing natural stone from “drying out.” It also contains optical brighteners to enhance the finish of the surface on which it is used.
If you have any questions or concerns about this cleaning product contact us today. Our customer service representatives will be happy to go over the ingredients and instructions when using this natural stone safe cleaner.
Natural Stone Cleaning In Houston TX
At Modern Stone Care, our team of highly knowledgeable technicians specialize in the restoration, cleaning, polishing, and sealing of all-natural stone surfaces. This includes flooring, countertops, outdoor pool coping, and more. We work hard to ensure your natural stone maintains its beautiful and vibrant appearance for as long as possible. When it comes to the care of your delicate natural stone surfaces, leave it to the professionals at Modern Stone Care. We work in Houston and surrounding areas to offer the best stone care in the city.
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970 Bunker Hill Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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