For years granite countertops have been all the rage in the modern home setting, and if you’re looking to purchase our granite countertops, you should make an educated decision — it’s only fair! You know that granite can be expensive, but it can also be affordable if you choose the right type of granite. In fact, one of the reasons that granite is so popular is that it can fit in well with any type of setting in the home and it’s extremely durable, lasting for decades. To help educate you a bit more about granite, here are some things you should know:
Our granite is extremely durable, but it does need some maintenance.
We only source the highest quality granite there is, but since it’s a natural stone, it’s also porous. Granite can stain — though not easily. Stains can occur if liquid gets into the pores and it’s not cleaned up quickly. The longer you leave oil, juice or alcohol, the higher the chances of permanent staining. Though countertops made of granite should generally be sealed, it’s not always 100% necessary. Many companies seal the countertops for you and you automatically have long-term spill protection.
Our granite is also used in window and door applications. Check out this window repair company to see how they use granite for their window and door customers.
Our granite countertops have natural inclusions and variations that make them desirable.
It’s important that you know exactly what you’re getting, and choosing your granite isn’t always ideal to do online. The fact is that since granite is natural, you’ll find different variations in the way the pattern looks even if it comes from the same source. Slabs are always different, meaning their origins are different, their ages vary, and so will their quality and color.
Our granite is strong and durable, but it isn’t invincible.
Many homeowners are well aware that granite is an extremely strong stone to use for a countertop, but that shouldn’t trick you into thinking that it’s completely unbreakable. During its lifetime, it’s not uncommon for granite to get chipped in small portions through regular use. Of course, chipping is especially commonplace if you subject your countertops to heavy blows from metal pans. Having said that, a well-maintained granite countertop can last you at least 50 years.
Our granite countertops are of high quality and safe for everyday use.
When using countertops to prepare your food, you need to ensure that your countertops are made from either a natural or man-made material that does not emit toxins into your food. There have been rumors going around that granite countertops are slightly radioactive, and though somewhat true, rumors have blown this fact out of proportion. There are very small levels of radon present in granite countertops, but you’ll be surprised to learn that your regular garden soil contains significantly more. Granite has a density that makes it very unlikely that it would emit radon, therefore, it’s safe for you to use to prepare your food.
Our granite countertops are the highest quality you’ll find anywhere else online and offline, and with a bit of care and maintenance, your gorgeous natural granite countertops can last a lifetime. Not only is granite beautiful to have in a modern kitchen, but it’s one of the safest surfaces you can use to prepare your food, and it can certainly withstand daily wear and tear!