Counter Tops

A quick overview of the type of counter tops we use and the types of rocks they are for the next couple of blogs. There are three basic types of rocks; Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary. Igneous are crystalline solids which have formed directly from the cooling of magma. They are called igneous because they have two main distinction, their composition which is what they are made of and texture for the size of the crystals. The slower the cooling the bigger the crystals. Sedimentary are formed from sediments that become loose from erosion and weathering. With time the sediments are buried under more sediments creating a rock. The last type of rock is Metamorphic. Metamorphic is a rock that could be change in form due to environment in which the minerals found in the rock are no longer in equilibrium meaning they are not stable. In home remodeling we mostly use marble and granite for our natural counter tops. Marble is a metamorphic rock that comes from the sediments of carbonate rocks. Marble is also formed from limestone that has been under high pressure. Another common counter top that is used is Granite. Granite is an igneous rock. It’s known as the oldest igneous on earth. As for sedimentary rocks, we in home remodeling do not use sedimentary rock for counter top due to how fragile they are and the likelihood of them breaking. We hope this little overview gives you a little knowledge of the types of counter tops used in kitchen remodeling.