Natural stone is considered by most to be the most beautiful countertop material available to the modern consumer, and among the types of natural stone used in home decorating, granite has been a mainstay for centuries.
Through the years, granite has been prized for its toughness and resistance to wear, as well as its natural beauty. Though it was used for centuries before, granite only became a popular choice for home decorators until the late 1800’s when machines were created that could more easily carve and shape granite, and now has become a mainstay in home decorating.
If you are looking for a material that can take a beating, granite is the ideal choice for you. It cannot be scratched, burned, or melted by any conventional household items. Granite is so tough that it actually dulls knives when scratched! There’s no need to worry about setting a hot pan on it either, as dry granite can only melt at temperatures exceeding 2300℉.
As a naturally occurring stone, granite has many beautiful color options that are guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind! The intricate visible veins and swirls are certain to make granite the standout piece of any room it’s in!
However there are a few things to be cautious of when thinking about choosing granite for your household or business. Firstly, as a natural stone, granite is porous and will absorb liquids if not properly sealed. Granite needs to be sealed about every ten years, and even then, you should be careful to prevent spilling liquids on the surface. Granite also does not quite have the color and pattern options that artificial materials such as laminate or solid surface, and is not seamless or as modular as the previously mentioned materials.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind, durable material that will last for years and be an easy centerpiece of any room, then granite is the material for you! We offer a wide selection of granite so stop by and view our selection! We look forward to earning your business.
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