For years, granite has been one of the most popular materials for kitchen countertops. High quality granite nowadays have A-One Solid Surfacing that gives your counter top a smooth and finely polished surface that stands out in your entire kitchen. You can also choose from a variety of granite colors which makes your kitchen more fashionable with its elegant designs. This material is also very popular and Kitchen Countertops because cleaning them is just as easy as wiping glass tables and they also very durable and can last for up to several years.
But do you know why granite is very popular among the many materials used for countertops? Let us learn more about granite and find out why this material is becoming popular for countertops.
The word granite comes from the Italian word “granito” which stands for grained as this material is a natural stone. Just like any other igneous rock, granite is a molten magma that has cooled down and hardened overtime under the surface of the earth. The durability of this material depends on its composition as it contains minerals such as quartz, mica and feldspar. These minerals also contribute to granite’s unique patters as controlled by its temperature, concentration, pressure as well as the cooling down rate of these rock.
Talking about this material’s durability, it is the second hardest material next to diamond. This durable feature of granite is one of the reasons why a lot of people are converting their countertops with this material. Even stone fabricators can testify granite’s durability because they even use consistent-diamond blades to cut this material. Strong conditions of temperature is also not a problem with granite countertops because it is heat resistant and can also work well with all types of liquid at all possible temperature as well.
Cleaning granite countertops is also very easy as just a little soap and water will do the job. Small scratches on granite countertops can also be easily fixed with just a penetrating sealer and such application only takes less than 15 minutes so this material is not really very hard to maintain. You do not also need to fret in looking for these sealers because they are available in most hardware stores near you.
One important thing to consider is that granite unlike all other stones is very precious because it takes a long period of time to form them and they have been around for several years already. Having granite countertop is grand. This is why purchasing such valuable material needs careful planning.
Installing granite countertops may need a few consultations from experts because a lot of things needs careful consideration before purchasing this material for your kitchen. We at Corian Solid Surfaces offer the best granite countertops with the finest finishes you can ever think of so before getting granite for your kitchen, visit our nearest branch and talk to our granite experts first.