Granite is a natural stone, and is therefore subject to natural variations, offering a truly unique appearance. Apart from the durability and natural look of granite, it remains cool in a way no other surface can, and is therefore of practical use in some cooking where ingredients are best kept cool, such as in baking.
Granite comes in a variety of colors from light greys and whites to darker shades, allowing it to be matched with any choice of flooring, décor and cabinets. Patterning is equally as varied, from almost plain to rich swirling patterns and speckling.
Quartz is one of the hardest minerals on Earth. Because of its strength and abundance, quartz is a popular and reliable choice for countertops. Quartz countertops are sometimes referred to as “engineered” or “man-made,” but quartz is in fact a natural stone. The amount of natural quartz in a slab depends on the quartz manufacturer. Cambria is among the highest concentration of pure quartz to ensure strong, compact slabs.
Quartz manufacturers we have access to: Dupont Corian Quartz, Hanstone, MSI, Caesarstone, Silestone, LG Viatera
Corian is a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont. Its primary use is as a countertop and benchtop surface, though it has many other applications. It is composed of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate (ATH), a material derived from bauxite ore. Corian is the original material of this type, created by DuPont scientists in 1967. A number of direct solid surface competitors to Corian have emerged since the expiration of DuPont’s patent on solid surfaces.