When you are touring your favorite stores, comparing countertops in a variety of finishes, you may have decided that your final decision is between quartz countertops in Rogers or granite. Here are some ways that might help you decide between one or the other.
Can You Damage the Surface?
The simple answer is that you can burn both quartz and granite, and damage the surface if you place an extremely hot pan direct onto the countertop, having just removed it from a hot oven. The easy response, is to ensure, as you would with any countertop, that you always use a trivet or heatproof pad to protect the surface.
While you know you should always use a chopping board when you are cutting food in the kitchen, your granite or quartz countertops in Rogers are not easy to scratch. Quartz is one of the world’s hardest minerals and granite is very similar. While you could, in theory, scratch the surface, keep to your chopping board.
You could eventually break or chip granite or quartz countertops in Rogers if you should make the mistake of dropping extremely heavy objects onto an edge of your countertop. When you choose to use a hammer while working on something else in your kitchen area, a slip onto the countertop may also chip the surface.
You may prefer choosing quartz worktops if you are worried about stains. Quartz is a nonporous material and is built and bound together with stain resistant polymers. You should always clear spills away quickly and remember that some foodstuffs stain far quicker than others. Granite is more likely to stain, particularly from vinegar and lemon juice and sometimes food colorings.
When you clean either surface with warm water and a nonabrasive cleaner, it’s a very easy task to complete. It is better to avoid bleaches and other strong chemicals because they may damage your work surface, as will varnish remover and paint stripper.
They are both great for maintaining your standards of food hygiene because they are mostly stain resistant and mold and bacteria cannot grow on those surfaces.