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  • 8/14/2019 11:41 AM

Updated: Granite

There are many reasons why granite is among the most popular high-end options to incorporate into your home or commercial space. If you are thinking about updating or remodeling, there is a good chance granite is on your list of options. 


Deciding between granite and other natural stones can be difficult. Here are a few things you should know, so you can make the most informed choice: 


What is granite?


Granite is a common type of igneous rock that is predominantly pink, white, or grey in color. The mixture of quartz, micas, amphiboles, feldspar, and other minerals found in granite, gives it a unique color, texture and pattern. Which is perfect for both interior and exterior designs. 


Because it is a natural stone derived from the cooling of molten lava, there are no two pieces that are the same. Each is a rare piece of art created by nature. 



What are the advantages of using granite? 




Granite is an extremely durable surface designed to take on wear and tear. This stone is ideal for kitchen countertops as it does not scratch easily and is heat-resistant, so using it near a stove or range top is not a problem. 


Easy to clean


Granite is a porous material that is less prone to absorbing spills in comparison to other natural stones. If sealed correctly, your countertops can become resistant to stains and bacteria, making cleaning up a breeze. 

Maintaining your stone requires wiping it down with warm, soapy water or other gentle cleaners and resealing it every two to four years. 


Enhanced appearance


With granite, not only do you get a surface that is durable and easy to clean, you’ll also get one that is aesthetically pleasing. The range of colors make it easy to match your existing decor including your cabinets, flooring and walls. 

Granite installments can help you achieve a unique look that will visually take your space to the next level. 


Added value


Incorporating granite into your indoor and outdoor spaces can help make your home or commercial space more appealing to buyers, stand out in the real estate market, and increase the value of your property. 




If a crack or chip appears in your granite, it can easily be repaired so your stone can stay looking new. If you need repairs or maintenance, contact the professionals at GMS Werks


Where is granite best used? 


Granite has been used for thousands of years and can be used as a construction material, architectural stone, or decorative stone. Because of its durability, minimal maintenance requirements, and variations in design, granite is a go-to for many residential and commercial projects. 


The most common uses for this stone include:


  • Kitchen and bathroom countertops 

  • Floor tiles 

  • Backsplash 

  • Shelving 

  • Tabletops 

  • Fireplaces 



GMS Werks has talented consultants on staff to help you bring about real-life transformations in your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor living areas, or anywhere else you’d like to have natural stone featured. For more information, contact us or visit our showroom today! 

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.