Granite stone countertops deliver aesthetic value to your kitchen or bathroom while providing additional qualities. Granite is a natural stone, of extreme durability and a luxurious feeling.
What considerations should you keep in mind when buying a granite countertop? Here is a list of the pros and cons of granite countertop, to help you decide whether granite is the right choice for you.
Granite is one of the hardest materials on Mohs scale. This means your countertop is almost impossible to scratch and eventually, you can cut on it. Even so, we recommend using a cutting board if you don’t want to dull the knives.
If you need to put away a hot pot on a granite countertop, you can do that without damaging the surface. Granite is one of the most heat-resistant materials on the market and will not melt or break in contact with high temperature. However, it is always better to use a trivet to make sure there will be not even a chance of damage.
Easy to maintain
Dark granite is denser and usually does not need sealing. Lighter granite is more porous and will require sealing to be done upon installing and later once a year. The sealant will form a moisture-resistant surface. The sealing is an easy process you can do by yourself and will take you just a few minutes.
Daily maintenance is handled with ph neutral soap, like dish soap, and a soft cloth. Avoid acidic cleaners that can wear down the sealant.
Each slab is unique
No two slabs of granite are alike, which means you are always getting a unique product. This might be a disadvantage if you like solid surface.
Can be used in many ways
Granite can also be used outdoors and its beauty won’t fade on the sun. Granite is popular for flooring, shower walls and backsplashes.
Granite, like other natural stone countertop materials, is very durable and the chances are it will not need a replacement for a lifetime, without exaggerating. With proper maintenance, the chances are higher for you to want a replacement then to need one.
As with every other natural stone, the colour palette is limited. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t find a beautiful colour and pattern- it only means we are limited to the colours Mother Nature gave us. You can’t find very bright colours in granite range, but you can find black, reds, creams and even a forest green.
Granite is a very heavy and may require installing additional support to cabinets.
Granite is always a good choice, whether you are looking for a new kitchen or bathroom countertop for both residential and commercial facilities in the London area. Granite is a very durable material which will last you a lifetime. Design options for granite are somewhat limited, due to the nature of the product. Granite stone countertops are the one with the most beautiful styles and colours.
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