4 Reasons to Use Granite Countertops in the Kitchen
From My Company
Homeowners turn to granite as their counter top material of choice because of the many advantages granite has over alternative counter top materials. In addition to simple being beautiful and increasing the value of their home, granite is popular for these 4 reasons to use Granite counter tops in the Kitchen.
Easy to Clean
Granite is super easy to clean and resistant to any and all bacteria. Properly sealed granite is one of the easiest countertop materials to clean. Homeowners report that the surface simply wipes clean, and rarely if ever is anything more than a quick wipe down needed to keep their granite countertops clean. We recommend using granite countertop cleaner whenever possible. Although some household cleaners leave a temporary haze; common household cleaners will such as Windex or 409 will not damage properly installed and sealed granite.
Sealed granite countertops resist stains and retain their original beauty year after year. The stunning stone slab of granite that you find in our slab yard will keep looking fabulous for many years because granite resists staining. Once a your professionally installed granite is sealed, it will no longer be a porous surface and it will resist moisture. Your granite countertops will also resist staining from any sort of liquids or oils because the staining elements cannot penetrate the sealed surface.
Durable and Hard Surface
Another reason for the popularity of granite in the kitchen is that it is one of the hardest materials on earth that you can install as a countertop. Granite is extremely durable and resists dents, chips, and scratches better than cheaper laminate or wood countertops. It will not scratch like glass countertops. Granite will not chip as easily as tile countertops. It takes a great deal of force to chip a granite countertop – such as dropping an extremely heavy iron skillet or deliberately hitting it with a heavy hammer or mallet.
Resistant to Heat
Want to be able to set hot pots and pans directly on your countertops? Then granite is the right choice for you. Granite is formed from hot molten lava deep in the earth. This lava is thousands of times hotter than any pot or pan that you can place on top of your counters. You can safely remove a boiling pan of water from the stove and place it directly onto your granite countertops and not incur any damage to the surface.
Granite Counter Tops in the Kitchen
Read more about Granite as an excellent choice for kitchen countertops from the Marble Institute of America. Installing a granite counter top into your family kitchen is a sound investment in beauty, durability, and style.