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Why Choose Granite Countertops

 
Time: 04/21/21 10:25     Share: 
 
Why Choose Granite Countertops

 

What Are The Granite Advantages:

 

It is more durable than softer stones such as marble or travertine and man-made materials such as acrylics, polyesters or laminates because of its composition of quartz and feldspars (7 and 6 on the Hardness Scale, respectively). The glossy finish will endure years of use in even the busiest kitchens without being refinished.

 

Why Is Granite Preferred For Kitchen And Bar Countertops:

 

Countertops in kitchens and bar areas are often exposed to acidic substances such as lemon, vinegar, alcohol, and tomato sauce. Knives, dishes, pots and pans, and other implements may cause scratching of lesser materials. Granite is the hardest and densest of all-natural stones and the silicates it contains won’t react with acid. These properties help Granite resist staining and retain its fine luster over a longer period of time than ceramic tiles or other stones.

 

What Care And Maintenance Of Granite Are Recommended:

 

Stone surfaces are very easy to maintain. Clean stone floors with warm water and mild liquid soap. Never use acid cleansers or abrasive chemicals on stone. Granite stone should be sealed after installation and every one to two years thereafter, depending on its application.

 

Why Does Granite Need To Be Sealed:

 

All natural stone including granite must be properly sealed to protect against staining. Without proper and regular sealing, granite and other natural stones are porous and can absorb spilled substances and leave unsightly stains and marks. A sealer that penetrates and protects natural stone and tile can be purchased at any home improvement or hardware store.

 
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