Find Your Future Countertops in O’Fallon
When you want to see beauty in O’Fallon, all you need to do is go to the Fort Zumwalt Park. You can be enriched with the War of 1812, history of the area and the lush vegetation that grows there now. When you want to see beauty realized inside of your kitchen, all you need to do is contact Arch City Granite. You can enrich your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room with a variety of our stunning countertops. If you are thinking about new countertops in O’Fallon, we can make your thoughts become a reality.
Different Materials for Different Homes
There are a variety of different countertops you can choose from. One of the best things to do when deciding on a countertop is to think about your situation, because not all countertops are the same. If you are trying to make a decision, here is some information that might help.
Soapstone is beautiful. Soapstone is naturally impervious to most types of liquids and chemicals. The stone is so dense that it doesn’t need a sealer. You can spill a glass of red liquid and never worry about stains. You can set a hot pan on your soapstone countertop and not worry about the heat ruining the surface. However, some varieties can be soft. A good rule of thumb is to remember that greener shades are often soft, while the grey colors are harder. Soapstone will dent and scratch easier than other surfaces. The good news is that you can sand out any imperfections.
When you want a luxurious look to your home, there is no better option than a marble countertop. The veins of color will catch your eye and the glassy smooth surface will bring a smile to your face. Marble countertops require more care than other surfaces. You cannot place a hot pot on marble without some protection. If you use hot pads, coasters, and reseal your counter periodically it will stay looking its best. Remember though, marble can etch. You will want to avoid letting any acids remain on the surface. Do not clean marble with vinegar, or leave an orange juice spill on the surface for too long.
When you think durability, you think granite. It is one of the most popular types of countertop. You can cut your vegetables right on the surface and it won’t scratch. You can set hot pots and pans right down on your countertop and never have a concern in your mind. The varieties of granite are stunning. You can find tons of different colors and patterns. The maintenance is minimal, once a year you may need to add a coat of sealant.
First off, a quartz countertop is not a slab of stone. A quartz countertop is engineered and manufactured. But don’t let that ruin your thoughts about a quartz countertop. The main ingredient (more than 90%) is ground quartz, which is one of the hardest materials on earth. The quartz is held together with a nonporous polyester resin. The resin makes the countertop scratch and stain resistant. Since a quartz countertop is nonporous, it is easy to keep them germ free. You will never have to reseal your quartz countertop. The biggest benefit of a quartz countertop is the options. There are more color schemes available with quartz than any other surface. The resin is susceptible to heat damage, so you will not be able to place hot pans directly on the surface.
Arch City Granite
If you are looking for new countertops in O’Fallon, you need to stop by Arch City Granite. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff will help you make the right decision for your home. We can help you navigate through our vast selection of countertops to find the one that is perfect for your O’Fallon home.
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