What is granite?
Granite is an igneous rock made of mostly quartz and feldspar but a mix of additional minerals as well. This rock is named after its grain-like pattern, and it is one of the hardest substances on earth. It is formed over time from volcanic magma and then quarried around the world. Depending on the mineral composition of the granite, which varies by region, the stone will have special characteristics, color, and pattern. Every piece of granite is truly unique and one-of-a-kind!
What do I need to know before installing granite countertops?
Granite countertops should last you many years if maintained well. To avoid damage, you should keep away from sharp knives and acidic or abrasive cleaners, but the stone is stain-resistant and is simple to clean. It is best to remove spills with a warm wet cloth and a neutral pH cleaner. In order to avoid mold or bacteria, simply seal your countertops for the most efficient use. The cost depends on the rarity of the design/color, thickness and origin.
What are the pros of granite countertops?
Since granite is one of the hardest substances on earth, it is extremely durable and a great choice for use in even the highest traffic areas. Each slab is unique, hard, durable, scratch resistant, easy to clean, comes in a variety of colors, and is impervious to stains, heat, and water when sealed. Overall, the functionality of granite countertops is top notch.