Published at Monday, September 25, 2017, 00:50:01. by Aubree Gullickson in Granite Countertop.
The granite kitchen countertops also include granite tile countertop which is quite lighter and less expensive. But nonetheless, it is strong and durable. Compared to the ordinary ceramic tiles, it is durable and beautiful in addition to being quite easy to install.
People also love to cook their food on granite countertops because of the cool surface that it offers. Cooks that work with pastries and dough always favor granite slabs as it makes easy for them to cook easily and cleanly. Many people often find themselves cooking a lot more because the counters are easier to clean and they don’t even have to be pulled out additional surfaces for mixing. If you are having a hard time selecting which countertop you should go with, there are several things that you should consider about. Marble and laminate are twoother alternatives that people think about when they are thinking of installing countertops. however, there are a few problems with these two materials that people often encounter. You can access a really inexpensive countertops but the quality and durability should not be an issue for you if youselect laminate counters for your kitchen. You also must give a thought about staining, scratching, cracks, and other important issues that come with laminate.
Granite is one of the hardest natural stones, and hardness translates to durability. As a normal kitchen would have loads of various sizes and weights being placed (dropped and thrown in worse cases) on countertops, it is worth to invest on a material known for its hardness. In addition, granite manages to considerably resist blisters and scratches. And even when hot pans or pots are placed, granite resists the damage (both physical and aesthetical damage) to a large extent.
The worst part of any kitchen is the amount of grease and oil which gets accumulated due to the regular cooking and even on other parts of the kitchen which makes it look horrible at times. If the grease and oil is not cleaned properly it can ruin the artistic beauty of a granite kitchen countertop, nevertheless granite can easily resists the hot grease to the large extent if the new type of sealing which is becoming popular these days with the manufacturers and its installers called the silicon laced impregnator is used with it to make it look good for a longer period of time.
Customarily, Formica or laminate countertops were your only alternative for countertop material. Now a days you have many more alternatives for countertop material, both natural and manmade. Natural materials, for an instance granite, quartz, and hardwoods are very prominent, and add a touch of charm to your kitchen.
Basically there are three minerals incorporated by granite specifically quartz, mica and feldspar. All such minerals occur in various propositions, providing variation in color, consistency and structural attribute. At the present time, most of the people are attracted in having the sink in the natural sandstone. It turns out to be one more way to give the beautiful look for the natural granite in the kitchens as well as lavatory.
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