Granite and Quartz Countertops in Mansfield, TX
Mansfield Flooring is your best choice for granite and quartz counter tops. No other upgrade makes as big an impact as natural granite or quartz countertops. Granite offers exotic stone patterns and deep, rich color. It is the ultimate choice for any kitchen or bath. Natural stone countertops are also easy to care for. With proper care, their durability helps them to last a lifetime. We invite you to hand-pick your own personal granite slab from our huge selection.
Granite Countertops and Surfaces
Granite is a remarkable stone. It is an igneous rock meaning that it is volcanic in origin. In fact, the creation of granite occurs when the magma inside of a volcano cools down and solidifies. Magma is different from lava, which extrudes from the volcano. Magma is never extruded. It is that long period of cooling down which allows the crystal in granite to grow larger. Granite is also composed of many different types of mineral such as feldspar which tends to be lighter in color. Mafic granite can be nearly pure black. So when shopping for granite be sure to ask about the mineral composite of pieces that you like.
Sealed, Unsealed and Care
When we talk about natural stone we usually talk in grain sizes. Grain size is the size of the crystals and minerals and the space between them. A porous type of granite will need sealing before usage. When granite is porous it tends to absorb oil and water and then stain. Non-porous granite may not require sealing as its is more resistant to the absorption of liquids and staining. Both porous and non-porous granite require care. When you purchase granite from Mansfield Flooring, we go over with you the options for granite including its care.
Quartz Slabs for Countertops
Quartz is an amazing mineral. Quartz comes in a variety of types such as clear, smokey, amethyst, lemon, and pink. The color variety is just one aspect of the beauty that quartz adds to a kitchen or bathroom.
Quartz is durable. It is the fourth hardest mineral naturally produced by the earth. Geologists use the Mohs Hardness Scale to rank the hardness of minerals. Quartz ranks a seven on the Mohs scale whereas granite’s hardness can range between 6-7. Diamond is the hardest mineral and ranks a 10. Talc is the softest and ranks a 1. Hard minerals hold up well to use and this is one of the reasons that quartz is perfect for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Most quartz countertops are reconstituted from natural quartz. Many contain an antimicrobial aspect that helps keep bacteria and mold from forming on their surfaces.
Mansfield Flooring invites you to explore the options that granite and quartz provide for your projects. Both granite and quartz make excellent surfaces for kitchens and bathroom and both add luxury to a room.