The Perfect Material For Your Countertops
Do you ever wonder why most countertops are made of granite? The finest granite materials nowadays contain A-One Solid Surfacing and a glossy finish that looks good on any kitchen themes. 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.
Are you wondering what makes granite so special that it tops almost all the other possible materials 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. Being an igneous rock, granite is also a molten magma that has cooled down through time and hardened under the earth’s surface. It has crystallized minerals like quartz, mica and feldspar which makes it a durable material to use. As these minerals are buried in the earth’s surface, their temperature, concentration, pressure and cooling down rates caused the granite’s one of a kind patters and attractive designs.
Talking about this material’s durability, it is the second hardest material next to diamond. Being that durable, it is not doubt granite has been very popular for kitchen countertops for it’s long lasting features. 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. With granite countertops, you can also make sure that your countertop is blowtorch-safe because it is heat resistant and can also withstand all types of liquid spills.
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. These sealers are also not that hard to find because you can easily buy them in hardware stores.
Granite is a very precious material because it has been around for thousands of years and it takes forever for it to be formed. Having granite countertop is grand. This is why purchasing such valuable material needs careful planning.
Installing granite countertops may need a few consultations from experts because a lot of things needs careful consideration before purchasing this material for your kitchen. If you are planning to talk to an expert, go to the nearest Corian Solid Surfaces branch near you and find out for yourself the good things that you expect from granites countertops and what are some other things for you to take note.