Granite Counter Tops 101

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Granite Counter Tops 101

You certainly have a lot of alternatives these days.

For good reasons, you could consider and be extremely happy with various materials for your kitchen design, such as quartz worktops, solid surface, or concrete.
Just don't be fooled by marketing hoopla, online falsehoods, or misinformation.

Other countertop materials actually have a hard time exceeding granite countertops when it comes to overall performance attributes, adaptability, wide design and colour options, simplicity of cleaning, maintenance, and repair...

Granite has excelled as a countertop material for a wide range of applications over the years, including indoor and outdoor kitchen counters, bathroom countertops, floor tiling, patios, fireplaces, tub decks, shower surrounds, and walls, indoors and out.

No other countertop or tile material offers the same level of dependability, elegance, and convenience of use in such a wide range of applications.

With such a stellar track record, it's no surprise that granite countertops remain one of the most popular features among homeowners, whether they're remodelling or purchasing a house, and that the value and pros and disadvantages of all other countertop materials are constantly compared to granite.

Why Are Granite Countertops So Popular?

Granite is still a popular choice for kitchen countertops and other installations because of its wide range of design options and greater performance over other materials.

When compared to quartz countertops (an outstanding countertop material), butcher block, ceramic tile, stainless steel, and other man-made surfaces, granite is continuously named the best performing kitchen countertop material by prominent consumer publications.

Granite is one of the nature's hardest and most durable minerals, having formed as molten lava from the earth's core.

Millions of years ago, extreme heat and pressure fused the quartz, mica, feldspar, and other minerals into an extremely solid structure, resulting in a diversity of interesting hues and patterns, as well as the many remarkable attributes that continuously make granite a top option.

  • Each granite countertop slab is one-of-a-kind.
  • Thin or thick slabs, tiles, or modular systems are all options.
  • All other surfaces fail to withstand hard usage and abuse as well as this one.
  • Scratching is nearly impossible.
  • Granite will not be harmed or burned by hot pots and pans.
  • All other surfaces are less sanitary (due to the presence of quartz).
  • Stains can be avoided and/or removed with ease.
  • Acidic meals or years of usage do not etch or dull the surface.
  • Cleaning is a simple process.
  • Can be restored to a like-new state

Granite should be cleaned regularly. It's simple to clean granite. You won't have any issues if you follow our Do's and Don'ts instructions.

Because granite does not etch, you won't have to worry about dull patches or discolouration from acidic meals or drinks.

Hot water and a sponge work well for cleaning up spills and crumbs quickly. Use a high-quality granite cleanser followed by a topical stone polish for complete cleaning and polishing.

Colors and Patterns of Granite Countertops

Granite is a delight to work with in terms of design. Many popular hues, such as Santa Cecilia granite, Baltic Brown granite, or UbaTuba granite, work well with a variety of design themes; nevertheless, the large range of colours (2500+) and intriguing array of patterns give limitless design options and much more than any other countertop material.

And as additional nations and locations throughout the world seek to research their unique geology in order to bring new granites to the market, the options continue to grow.

Golden browns, light pinks, rich plums, passionate reds, exotic blues, greens, blacks, white granite, and many nuanced tints in between are among the colours available.