See how SatinStone™ Granite
stacks up against other surfaces.
|Resistance to:||Polished Quartz||Natural Granite||SatinStone Granite|
|Outdoor Use||Not Recommended||Constant Care||Excellent in Suede Finish|
Staining All products, including quartz and natural stone, can be stained. There is no such thing as a stain-proof countertop. However, SatinStone™ is highly stain resistant and compares as well with or better than quartz products.
Scratching SatinStone™ offers a very high level of scratch resistance. Whether it’s used for a restaurant bar top or kitchen countertop, SatinStone™ will withstand the tests of time and usage.
Etching Etches are dull spots that can be created from acidic substances making contact with a stone surface. Anything from a splash of lemon juice to a drip of wine may cause etching. The etch-resistance of SatinStone™ makes it a wonderfully safe choice for cooking spaces.
Heat SatinStone™ is extremely heat-resistant and can be used as a surround around a wood or gas burning fireplace.
UV Rays (indoor) Quartz can fade when exposed to direct sunlight. SatinStone™ features high UV-resistance and will maintain its color in direct sunlight in almost all cases. (Please note: The underlying granite in some SatinStone™ products can change color when exposed to direct sunlight. Talk to your dealer about the best options for your particular SatinStone™ application.)
Outdoor Use In addition to color fading, the resins used on quartz products tend to break down in an outdoor environment. The proprietary permanent sealing system of SatinStone™ in a Suede Finish offers protection and outstanding performance indoors or out.