Granite kitchen countertops are often bought as whole blocks and trimmed to fit. They are extremely heavy and are best installed by professional contractors. Price-wise, granite costs as much per foot as some of the best hardwood for kitchen countertops, are a bit more expensive than engineered stone, and cost much less than stainless steel countertops. When properly sanded and sealed, granite countertops can last a lifetime. In addition, they are treasured by homeowners because each granite block is an artwork in itself. Unlike engineered stone countertops which are man-made and therefore have pre-set patterns, granite is natural stone and thus have patterns, textures and colors unique to them. Nobody can have exactly the same granite kitchen countertop as you, and if only for this, then this material can be considered the best you can find.
Granite, marble and quartz are the premier materials used for kitchen countertops, granite being the most preferred. This stone is made up of minerals compacted together by extreme heat and pressure which makes it almost as tough as diamond. It comes in different colors and shades which adds to its natural beauty. Heat, weathering and deterioration do not usually affect granite. When properly sealed, it can tolerate stains, scratches and dents. However, granite is heavy and needs to be supported adequately. Cleaning it daily with a stone cleaner will be enough to maintain it. But it needs to be resealed at least once a year to protect its surface from liquid seepage and dirt. To maintain its shine you have to regularly wax and polish it.
Every home has a unique style and sense of decor which appeals to the owners taste. The kitchen is no exception in this situation. Depending on the general design being modern or more traditional, the countertop, if chosen wisely, will make the kitchen look wonderful. If the wrong choice is made however, then it could be a disaster. A modern design will excellent with a glass countertop. On the other hand, a more traditional design would look wonderful with a granite countertop.
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