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  • 6/6/2018 1:10 PM

How Did Granite Become The Standard For Kitchen Counters?

Granite countertops have been on trend for more than a decade and have become the standard for kitchen countertops. Granite is typically more expensive than other countertop materials, but that’s not what makes it the number one choice amongst homeowners

Why did granite become so popular?

In 1987, Granite only came in two colors, was incredibly expensive and wasn’t even considered a good countertop material, but in less than a decade that all changed.

The popularity of Granite soared when shipping this natural stone became easier. Once shipping became easier, the granite industry started expanding and became more affordable for both consumers and builders.

After granite is mined, it needs to go to the workshop to be cut. In the past, workers had to hand shave the slab, but now this process has changed with technology.

When the housing boom started and builders started putting granite into their homes, it quickly became the norm.

What is about this material that makes it so popular?

Granite countertops go along with any type of decor or style and no two granite slabs are the same. Once it is sealed, your countertop will remain as good as new.

This natural stone material is not prone to scratches. You can use knives and spoons without worry that they will scratch your countertop.

Granite does not stain easily and they are very easy to clean. All you need to clean your granite countertops is a wet cloth.

Granite countertops are also a great choice for kitchens because they have heat resistant qualities. You can set hot baking pans, pots and utensils directly on your countertops. This is one of the primary reasons that homeowners are using this material in their kitchens.

If you are remodeling your home or are just interested in learning more about natural stone, contact us at GMS Werks and we would love to help you out!

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