November 13, 2017
Granite countertops have been a staple in homes and become more and more popular in the past decade. They have so many amazing characteristics that it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t choose granite. While it has the aesthetic of a gorgeous marble, it also has an arguably better durability. Granite is simple, maintenance-wise, as the only care needed for granite is a simple sealing done every other year. This sealing process takes only a few minutes, and all that is necessary is fro you to rub the solution on the countertop, wipe down the countertop and then leave it to sit overnight. Contrary to this, it is possible to use a gradual sealer, which also works perfectly. These come in the form of an everyday cleaner and if you clean your countertops, over time it builds up the same protection qualities as a traditional sealant. Let’s consider all the other amazing benefits of having granite countertops in your homes.
Granite is an amazing material to have in a home because it is heat resistant, as well as scratch resistant. If you take a batch of cookies out of the oven, no need to fear! You can place the tray directly onto the granite, which will not be harmed, and will absorb the heat in the meantime. Alongside this, knives can not dull the surface of granite, so it is possible to cut directly on the countertop. Although beware, because this could dull your knives! Lastly, granite is stain resistant if it is sealed correctly, and will not be left with strange marks if something is spilled on it.
Granite is one of the most sanitary materials to use in a home, as it is non-porous if sealed correctly. This means that while it will not stain, it will also not harbor any bacteria that could lead to illness.
Having gorgeous countertops is a true goal and there are so many options to choose from with granite. They come in colors ranging from whites, to pinks, to different shades of gray. On top of this, since granite is a mix of minerals, every single slab of granite is going to look slightly different, in a way to perfectly complement your kitchen. The colors never fade, which is also a plus, and the largest of all is that it adds value to your home. If you are planning on selling your home, this could be a huge gamechanger when getting your estimates.