There are many different materials that can be used for countertops. Quartz, marble, silestone, corian, steel, wood, ceramic tile, concrete, soapstone, glass, laminate, bamboo and granite are just a few of the various material types that are used these days. Learning about the advantages for each of the products that appeals to you will help guide you to the product that is best for your home. Here is a list of the advantages to using granite for your countertops.
Durability: Granite is one of the strongest natural stone products being used for countertops these days. You would have to use a lot of force to cause scratches, dents, or chips to this material. While it may not be the strongest product on the market for countertops (this distinction goes to concrete and wood,) it is among the strongest stones. Therefore, if you are looking for a stone product, granite may be where you should be looking.
A Wide Variety of Patterns and Colors: Granite is available in a wide variety of patterns and colors. You typically don’t have such a wide selection unless you are looking at manufactured products, like corian and laminate. This means that there is a granite type that will work perfectly in each and every home, regardless of the age or style of the home.
Long Lasting: One of the biggest advantages to granite is that it is long lasting. When properly cared for and maintained, granite has a lifespan of almost 100 years. That means that you will never have to install a new countertop in your home during your lifetime if you select granite.
Easy to Care For: Many people are unaware just how easy granite is to clean and care for. Most people think that it requires much more care than it actually does. When installed, granite should be coated with a sealer. This sealer will need to be reapplied every two to three years. Aside from that, routine cleaning is all that is needed. Simply wipe the countertop down with a water dampened cloth after each use. When deeper cleaning is needed, a natural stone cleaning product can be rubbed into the stone and then wiped away.
If you have any questions about whether granite is right for you, or you are simply ready to get your free estimate, contact us at Granite Stone Unlimited, Inc. today!