If you have been following our blog then you know that over the past several weeks we have been covering the different surface materials to use in your home or business. This can be a tricky and daunting process since there are so many options to choose from. At the end of the day, it’s not about what is the prettiest option, but the option that is best suited for your home or business. So the question remains, which surfacing material is right for you? To help you out in discovering the answer to this plaguing question, we have been exploring different surfacing materials each week explaining what they are, their advantages and disadvantages, as well as where they work best in your home or business. So far, we’ve covered Dekton, Radianz, Silestone, Travertine, Caesarstone, Limestone, Slate, Quartzite, in hopes that one will stand out among the crowd. This week we will continue in this same fashion in covering Granite! We will again explain what it is, its advantages, explain where we believe it to work best, and generally why we believe Granite could be a good fit for you. We hope that in doing so we help you get that much closer to discovering the surfacing material of your dreams. Read below to find out all about Granite!
According to an article by Geology.com, “Granite is the best-known igneous rock. Many people recognize granite because it is the most common igneous rock found at Earth’s surface...” Granite's mineral composition usually gives it a gray or white color, with dark mineral grains throughout out the rock.
Granite is an extremely hard surface so it does not scratch easily. I wouldn’t suggest cutting directly on the countertop because it can dull knives, but the stone itself does take wear and tear very well. Granite is also heat-resistant, so using it near a stove or range top is not a problem.
Because granite is a porous material, cleaning can be an issue if it isn’t sealed properly. When granite is sealed correctly, cleaning is a breeze and is stain resistant. No dirt, dust, or contaminant of any kind can become stuck in its surface, so there is no chance it will harbor any bacteria or viruses.
With granite not only do you get a surface that is durable and easy to clean, you’ll get one that is aesthetically pleasing as well! Available in a variation of colors, granite is sure to have a look that is right for you!
When you talk about granite in the home, you usually are referring to its use as countertops in both kitchens and bathrooms.Granite countertops are also a durable option for outdoor kitchens and fireplaces. Their durability and cleanliness make them the perfect fit for both spaces!
In this article, we’ve tackled the surfacing material granite. We’ve explained what it is, its associated benefits, dug into where we think it works best, and overall why we think it would be a good surfacing option for your home or business. We hope that in doing so we’ve helped to narrow down the search!
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Don’t think Granite is the right fit for you? No worries. Head over to our blog to explore many of the other options available to you, and be sure to be on the lookout next week’s blog as we’ll be covering another material that you **may** want to consider for your next renovation project!
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