We have an extensive supply of granite slabs, varying in color, design, and pattern. There’s so many to choose from that you’ll undoubtedly find one that catches your eye.
Granite is a type of igneous rock that is made of quartz, orthoclase/microcline, feldspar, and mica. It is sourced from shallow quarries around the world, and it’s known for its modern looks, versatile applications, and durability.
Granite can last for generations if you take care of it the right way, and many people love how easy it is to care for.
It’s necessary to keep up on the sealing routine of granite, since it is a naturally porous stone. If it’s not sealed often enough, it could become damaged by liquids and spills – but a good sealant will keep granite impervious to these things, germs and bacteria, and many other substances.
One of granite’s best qualities is its durability. It is heat resistant, which means that it has no problem with hot kitchen items – but to stay on the safe side, we recommend using a hot pad or trivet anyway.
This stone is also resistant to scratches and cracks. It holds its own against chips, but since it’s not an indestructible material, it is possible for chips to occur on the edges if a heavy object is dropped. But don’t worry – if your countertop does chip, you can easily fix it with gel epoxy, or call in the pros.
People have loved granite for their indoor kitchens for a long time because it’s such a hardy material. It’s easy to keep them clean, which makes for great food prep, and it isn’t damaged easily.
Granite works just as well outside as it does inside. It can easily withstand heat from the sun, just like it can withstand the heat from pots and pans. And when it comes to wind, rain, or other elements, you don’t have to worry about them either. Granite will remain tough.
Having granite in your kitchen can increase the resale value of your home and its aesthetic overall. Granite is a gorgeous stone that lasts for a very long time, and it’s an investment that you won’t regret. To learn more about granite countertops, contact Benchmark Surfaces today for a consultation.