There are many options when it comes to countertop, so it is important to be knowledgeable and educated while remodeling the kitchen, bathroom or work space. Updated countertops add elegance, style and value. Stone Spirit Inc in Orlando FL, offers a wide variety of granite, quartz, marble and other countertops. In this blog, we cover the features of granite, and our next post will be about quartz.
Nowadays, granite is not only available from local quarries, but from all over the world, so it makes it possible to virtually satisfy every taste and style.
Granite is a natural stone also known as “fire rocks” which were formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma that were trapped beneath the earth’s surface. Granite is an extremely hard stone with a very close grain. It makes it a perfect choice for countertops. If polished and sealed, it’s high-gloss finish will withstand even in harsh environments. These characteristics are ideal for countertops and flooring making granite a reliable stone for these applications.
The samples you see on the computer are the pictures of the stone that has been digitally transferred into our system. The color tones may not be absolutely exact the same as you see digitally. Also, granite is a natural material with naturally occurring variations in color, tone, granularity, pattern, etc. So if granite was cut from a different part, then there will be variation in color tone.
Granite is a very hard surface and can withhold high impacts. Like any solid surface extremely high impact can harm granite. Since it has crystalline structure, it can chip if sharp objects are used while working with granite. Usually, it would be special cutting granite devices.
It is very hard to damage granite, but if it chipped or cracked, it can be sealed with a mixture of epoxy and ground up chips of granite. But if granite is properly installed and sealed, there should not be worry about cracking it.
It is best to use the cleaner that is specifically designed for cleaning granite, as other cleaners can damage or cause discoloration of the stone. A neutral stone cleaner can be found in just about any local store or supermarket. This should be used instead of soap and water as these products help protect the seal so it lasts longer. Stone Spirit inc in Orlando, FL sells 3 in 1 that helps to clean, protect, maintain the shininess of the stone and help to keep the seal.