Granite is one of the most commonly used materials for countertops today. This material is very resilient. Granite is a natural rock that is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use in homes.
Advantages of Granite
Resale Value: Granite countertops are the number one selling item. point if you ever decide to put your house on the market. No matter if it’s going to be in a year or in ten years – your granite will look like new even then. It will provide beauty and elegance that will be appreciated for a lifetime. It’s the most popular kitchen countertop because it is affordable!
Environmentally Friendly: Granite is made entirely of natural material. With today’s trend to be “green,” you will not only have a gorgeous kitchen, it will also be environmentally safe. Also, since each piece of granite is varies in color, your countertops will be unique and distinctive.
Durability: Granite is the most durable, chip and scratch resistant natural material. It is also heat resistant which means you can set hot pots directly on it without burning or scorching the material (hot pads and trivets are still recommended). Natural stone is also immune to freezing, thawing, mold and mildew. In fact, no other material lasts longer.
Easy to Maintain: Granite is easy to clean and maintain. All you need to do is to clean the surface with mild household cleaners (a few drops of dishwashing detergent or Murphy’s Oil Soap) and water. All adhered materials like gum, food, nail polish or paint can be scraped away with a plastic putty knife. It’s that easy. Preserving your natural stone is even easier: wipe down a penetrating natural stone sealant once a year. It will also enhance the surface sheen.