The Perfect Material For Your Countertops
For years, granite has been one of the most popular materials for kitchen countertops. The finest granite materials nowadays contain A-One Solid Surfacing and a glossy finish that looks good on any kitchen themes. Granite materials also have a classy look and comes in different colors too that enables you to choose the best design that would suit your kitchen. This material is also very popular and Kitchen Countertops because cleaning them is just as easy as wiping glass tables and they also very durable and can last for up to several years.
But what really is granite and what makes it better than all the other materials? The best way to answer this question is by looking at what granite really is.
This material is actually a natural stone first discovered in Italy and it’s name come from the work “granito” which means grained. Just like any other igneous rock, granite is a molten magma that has cooled down and hardened overtime under the surface of the earth. The durability of this material depends on its composition as it contains minerals such as quartz, mica and feldspar. 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.
Diamond is the hardest material ever but did you know that granite comes second? There is no question granite has been used in most countertops because of it’s durability. Stone fabricators can guarantee this durability because they usually fabricate granite using consistent-diamond blades. Strong conditions of temperature is also not a problem with granite countertops because it is heat resistant and can also work well with all types of liquid at all possible temperature as well.
Granite countertops are also very easy to clean because just a simple mild soap and water will do the cleaning. In the even of minor scratches, a simple reapplication of a penetrating seal is enough which makes this material very easy to maintain. The type of sealer to be used in fixing these minor scratches can also be found in most hardware stores so you really will not have a hard time looking for one.
One important thing to consider is that granite unlike all other stones is very precious because it takes a long period of time to form them and they have been around for several years already. Getting yourself a granite countertop is grand. Which is why having one for your kitchen has to be carefully planned.
If you wish to know more about this material and know if it best suits your kitchen, it is best to consult experts first to make sure you are not getting yourself the wrong materials. 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.