Granite is an igneous rock composed of quartz, orthoclase/microcline, feldspar, and mica, and it can be found in quarries around the world. It has been a top choice for countertops for many years, and that popularity is not going away anytime soon.
Granite is a natural stone that doesn’t require much maintenance, which is something people love about it. It doesn’t take much work at all for this countertop to last for generations and look beautiful while doing it.
Since it is a porous stone, granite does call for sealant and periodic resealing. Sealant allows granite to remain impervious to liquids, stains, and bacteria. Talk to us about how often you should reseal your stone.
Granite is one of the most durable stones you can find. It is extremely heat resistant, so it should not react poorly to hot items on its surface. But just to stay on the safe side, we recommend the use of a hot pad or trivet.
Along with being resistant to heat, granite is also resistant to scratches. It doesn’t often crack or chip either. But while these things don’t happen regularly, it’s not impossible for them to occur—especially if a heavy object is dropped near granite’s edge. If chipping does happen, you can call in the pros or fix it yourself with gel epoxy.
Granite kitchen countertops are easy to clean and great for food prep, whether your kitchen is located inside or outside. If you want to use granite for an outdoor kitchen, you can do so with no worries. It can withstand the sun’s rays, and it is not bothered by wind, rain, or any other elements.
Like any other natural stone, granite has the potential to increase the resale value of your home. But even if you’re not selling, granite countertops can add value to your remodel—they are an investment that will serve you for life. To learn more about granite, contact KC Cabinetry & Stone today.