The Perfect Material For Your Countertops
For kitchen countertops, granite has been widely known to be the most effective among all other materials. The finest granite materials nowadays contain A-One Solid Surfacing and a glossy finish that looks good on any kitchen themes. Granite materials also have a classy look and comes in different colors too that enables you to choose the best design that would suit your kitchen. This material is also very popular and Kitchen Countertops because cleaning them is just as easy as wiping glass tables and they also very durable and can last for up to several years.
But do you know why granite is very popular among the many materials used for countertops? Let us learn more about granite and find out why this material is becoming popular for countertops.
This material is actually a natural stone first discovered in Italy and it’s name come from the work “granito” which means grained. It is a molten magma or an igneous rock that has hardened down the earth’s surface. Granite is known to be very durable because it contains minerals like quartz, mica and feldspar. These minerals also contribute to granite’s unique patters as controlled by its temperature, concentration, pressure as well as the cooling down rate of these rock.
Granite is known to be the second hardest material ranking second after diamond. This durable feature of granite is one of the reasons why a lot of people are converting their countertops with this material. Most fabricators even have a hard time fabricating granite because they can never be cut using typical fabricating machines but with a special consistent-diamond blades. You can also assure that you have the most durable countertop with granite because it is heat and water resistant and can withstand any strong conditions that may expose them to.
Cleaning granite countertops is also very easy as just a little soap and water will do the job. Small scratches on granite countertops can also be easily fixed with just a penetrating sealer and such application only takes less than 15 minutes so this material is not really very hard to maintain. You do not also need to fret in looking for these sealers because they are available in most hardware stores near you.
One important thing to consider is that granite unlike all other stones is very precious because it takes a long period of time to form them and they have been around for several years already. Getting such material for your kitchen countertop is valuable. Which is why having one for your kitchen has to be carefully planned.
If you wish to know more about this material and know if it best suits your kitchen, it is best to consult experts first to make sure you are not getting yourself the wrong materials. We at Corian Solid Surfaces offer the best granite countertops with the finest finishes you can ever think of so before getting granite for your kitchen, visit our nearest branch and talk to our granite experts first.