Kitchen with Island, Sink, Cabinets, and Hardwood Floors in new house

Accessorize your kitchen to reflect your style and taste.

Extremely durable with an aesthetic appeal, granite countertops are one of the most popular choices in kitchen design. It is one of the hardest stones used in home furnishing and also one of the most beautiful. Noted for its warmth and beauty, it is the perfect for many uses in the home, especially countertops in both the kitchen and bath. Granite is made from molten rock, mixed with a variety of minerals. Granite begins its life thousands of miles below the earth’s surface as magma. As the magma builds pressure and rises through the cracks in the earth’s crust, it cools, and granite is formed.

As one of strongest stones on earth, granite is a highly sought after building material. It has been used for centuries and is known for its strength and durability. It is great to use both indoors and outdoors. Granite gets its strength from the various minerals in stone. The minerals interlock with one another, which produces a very strong substance. This strength makes it a great material for countertops. It is durable, easy to clean, and is relatively stain resistant. Plus, its natural beauty adds value to your home!

Pros

  • Exceptionally hard
  • Wide variety of colors and patterns available
  • Heat resistant
  • Scratch resistant
  • Lower upfront investment than quartz

Cons

  • Porous – absorbs fats and liquids leading to stains and discoloration
  • Susceptible to damage, chipping and cracking
  • Requires regular maintenance and sealing, every 6-12 months
  • No warranty against stains

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