Redesigning Your Kitchen? Information And Benefits Of Granite Countertops
If you are redesigning your kitchen and including your countertops, granite would be a good choice for the material. Below is some information about granite countertops, as well as the benefits of choosing this type of countertop for your kitchen:
Granite is a natural stone that is dense-grained and very hard. Granite countertops are made with a variety of minerals. These minerals are what makes granite look different. For example, you can find a granite that has long veins or shiny, small flecks.
You can find granite countertops in a variety of natural colors. Because granite is a natural stone, you will not find any two granite countertops that look exactly the same. You can also put a high finish or polish on the granite to protect it and to make it look even better.
Benefits of Granite Countertops
There are many benefits of choosing granite countertops for your kitchen including:
Easy to Clean
You only need to wipe the granite countertop down with a damp cloth. If you need soap only use a small amount. Never use any type of cleaning products that have solvents, bleach, or ammonia to clean the countertop as these things will damage the granite.
One of the major benefits of granite is that it is very durable. You can put a hot pot or anything else that is hot directly on the granite without causing any damage. If the granite is sealed, it will not stain.
Granite is a non-porous material which means liquids will not seep down into it. This makes this type of countertop much more sanitary when compared to countertops made with porous materials. For example, if you are working with chicken and some of the juice gets on the countertop that is very unsanitary unless it can be cleaned properly.
No matter what color of granite you choose for your kitchen countertop the color will never fade. This will ensure that years from now your granite countertop will look the same as the day you installed it.
Easy to Repair
If your granite countertop does get chipped, it can be easily repaired. Contact the professional that installed your countertop. They have a special type of putty that they can dye to match the color of your countertop perfectly. Once the putty is placed in the crack, the professional will reseal the granite.
Talk with a professional that installs granite countertops for much more information about them.