The Perfect Material For Your Countertops
For years, granite has been one of the most popular materials for kitchen countertops. High quality granite nowadays have A-One Solid Surfacing that gives your counter top a smooth and finely polished surface that stands out in your entire kitchen. Granite countertops also come in various colors for you to choose depending on the theme of your kitchen. Countertops that are made of granite are also proven to be timeless and more durable than all the other materials and they are also easy to clean.
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. Granite materials have unique patterns and beautiful designs caused by the temperature of the materials composing this substance as well as their concentration, pressure and cooling down rate as they are buried in the surface of the earth.
Talking about this material’s durability, it is the second hardest material next to diamond. There is no question granite has been used in most countertops because of it’s durability. Stone fabricators can guarantee this durability because they usually fabricate granite using consistent-diamond blades. Strong conditions of temperature is also not a problem with granite countertops because it is heat resistant and can also work well with all types of liquid at all possible temperature as well.
Another important factor in considering granite for your kitchen countertop is its easy to clean feature that can be done with just a little soap and water. Maintenance is also not a problem with granite countertops because even if it gets small scratches, you can easily fix them with applying a penetrating seal. The type of sealer to be used in fixing these minor scratches can also be found in most hardware stores so you really will not have a hard time looking for one.
Granite is a very precious material because it has been around for thousands of years and it takes forever for it to be formed. Getting such material for your kitchen countertop is valuable. This is why purchasing such valuable material needs careful planning.
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.