There are many different types of materials, but granite countertops are still one of the most popular choices among homeowners.
Features and descriptions of granite countertops:
The choice of the granite countertops is a personal decision based on the taste, color scheme, and style of life. But it’s important to know the features of the material before making the final decision. Granite is a natural stone. It is a beautiful, luminous stone with a great variety of styles, colors, and designs.
Granite is 100% natural. The stone comes from quarries, then it is cut to different slab sizes, polished, and delivered to different countries. Granite slabs can offer very exotic look, reveal personal statement, and change the look and atmosphere of the kitchen and bathroom. Some stones are very rare and hard to find. These slabs will have lots of different veining, structure, color shades, tints. Granite is also known as “fire rocks” which were formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma that were trapped beneath the earth’s surface. Since the stone is so hard and offers wide variety of colors, it makes a perfect choice for countertops.
- Very hard material
- Extremely durable
- Highly resistant to staining, scratching and heat
- Large selection of colors
- Ideal for kitchen countertops
- Least scratchable
- Porous, but can be sealed to prevent staining
Granite countertops can be sealed for up to 1 year, and some companies can seal it up to 3 years. Once granite countertops are sealed properly, no staining should occur. To maintain luminosity of granite, clean it with specifically designed cleaner for granite. For example, Stone Spirit has an excellent product that not only cleans, but also maintains the sealant and keeps the shine of the granite.
– Sensa Granite by Cosentino