Which to choose: conglomerate or granite?

When completing a kitchen, a lot of customers decide on kitchen worktops made of conglomerate, frequently giving up the idea of natural stone. Undoubtedly, it is a good decision - all the more so because both these materials are characterised by top quality. So which one to choose for our kitchen worktop: conglomerate or granite?
There is an ongoing discussion among producers of kitchen worktops which material is better: conglomerate or granite? It is common knowledge there are as many opinions as there are men taking part in a discussion. Let’s have a closer look at the arguments used both sides. 
Kitchen worktops and window sills made of conglomerate

Conglomerate is nothing more than a ground stone, which when combined with epoxy resin forms the product, which is hard and resistant to scratching. Conglomerate can be produced from different types of stone as marble conglomerate or granite conglomerate. Thus the first one will be less resistant when in contact with acids, so if we look for the material of the highest standard and resistance, we choose the second one.

Conglomerate kitchen worktops have a lot of advantages. One of them is their capability of being formed into worktops of various thickness, their lightness and a lower price. Seamless joints enable obtaining specific shapes of non-standard sizes making conglomerate an ideal material for window sills. On the other hand, if we care about having a worktop of natural texture, we should reach for a real stone. In whatever way we paint it, conglomerate will never reproduce the cross - section of real stone while shining coating can be easily scratched.
Granite worktops

Granite worktops have always been considered to be the most beautiful. They possess all the above-mentioned qualities of conglomerate worktops, but they are twice as expensive. Possible scratches can be easily polished. Another disadvantage of granite worktops is their weight. Thicker granite worktops frequently require furniture of a more reinforced construction. The resistance to high temperatures, to scratches, slow warming up and non-inflammability of granite worktops often compensate for their disadvantages. 
No matter if we choose conglomerate granite kitchen worktops or not, we should remember about impregnating them to preserve their beauty as long as possible. 

 

Which to choose: conglomerate or granite?

Which to choose: conglomerate or granite?

Which to choose: conglomerate or granite?

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Wkłady kominowe o nietypowych wymiarach. Gdzie ich szukać?

Z zakupem wkładu kominowego o standardowych rozmiarach raczej nie powinniśmy mieć większego problemu. Jesteśmy w stanie szybko znaleźć odpowiedni produkt, który będzie dopasowany do naszych potrzeb. Problem może pojawić się jednak wtedy, gdy potrzebujemy wkładu o nietypowych wymiarach.

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Wkłady kominowe o nietypowych wymiarach. Gdzie ich szukać?

What should exterior window sills be characterized by?

Window sills, above all, are to protect the wall construction located beneath windows against rainfalls, too intense sunlight and high temperatures. For this reason, they have to be made of properly selected materials, they have to be of optimal sizes and should be properly mounted. Later in our post, you will find out what their distinguishing characteristics should be like.

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Directions of imports of natural stone

A group of natural stone comprises a wide range of materials used essentially to produce varied elements of interior decoration – worktops, window - sills, stairs, fireplace surrounds etc. Types of stone are countless. There are characterized by distinct physical properties, multipurpose usage, and above all, diverse visual qualities. But the truth is, you will not find two pieces of stone, which would be identical. Nature has ensured, that every element is unique and unreproducible.

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Directions of imports of natural stone

Granite flooring. Where do they work best?

Granite is highly valued natural material, which for centuries, has been used in the construction industry and in the home decorating. The stone is a type of igneous rock, distinguished by a string of essential performance characteristics like durability, endurance, resistance to environmental factors and mechanical damage. Owing to its exceptional aesthetic values, granite is the preferred stone utilised by interior designers and as such it is broadly used in home decorating, especially as a stone flooring. In our post, you will find out, where granite floors work best.

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Granite flooring. Where do they work best?
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