Natural stone products are becoming the preferred choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops–and granite countertops are the most popular. Granite offers a one-of-a-kind elegance found only in nature. Its durability is unsurpassed by any man-made material, and its non-porous surface makes maintenance a breeze.
Compared to other stone products (marble, soapstone, or slate) granite offers a much wider selection thanks to its natural variations. The unique beauty of granite countertops is the perfect complement to any décor.
Granite is also the most budget-friendly
stone product you can choose. Available in any size or shape, and in varying thicknesses, there is sure to be a product to suit your budget.
Granite is still the most popular choice for natural stone users, due to its durability and resistance to scratching, staining, and etching. Granite can take a higher heat than other natural stone, but still requires a sealant because there are varying levels of absorbency.
- Overview: Granite is one of the most popular of different countertop materials.
- Appearance: There are many different types of minerals in granite, some of which appear like small, shiny flecks or longer veins of varying colors. Granite itself comes in many different natural colors and can be polished or finished in many different ways.
- Beneficial Features: The stone is naturally durable and water resistant with antibacterial and stain-proof characteristics. Granite is also scratch and heat resistant.
- Granite Care: Use of a granite sealant for an additional layer of protection is recommended. Clean with a clean, damp cloth and use a small amount of soapy water for heavy residue or debris. Avoid ammonia, bleach, or any cleaning products with solvents or caustics, as this will remove the sealant.
Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it cooled deep within the earth. Minerals within granite typically appear as small flecks throughout the stone, once creating a "salt and pepper" look. Other types have veining similar to marble. Granite is a dense-grained, hard stone. It can be highly polished or finished in a variety of other ways. A broad spectrum of color is available. Quarried from the mountains of Italy, the U.S., Canada, India, Brazil, China, and dozens of other countries around the world, Granite is one of the most popular natural stones in the market.
Granite countertops will create a dramatic visual enhancement to any kitchen or bathroom.
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