Natural stone is an investment. Not only just of money, but of care over time. If you take good care of it, granite lasts a lifetime. Develop a regular maintenance plan and your granite counter tops will remain strong and lustrous for decades.
Granite is one of the most varied natural stones available for your counter tops. It comes in almost endless colors and no two slabs are the same. It is an igneous rock made of thousands of crystalline structures of mica, feldspar, quartz, and other minerals. As it is forming, the crystals grow into one another creating granite’s unique granular look and extreme toughness.
Granite is a naturally occurring stone. Mainly igneous rock, it is formed by the crystallization of molten rock and undergoes huge amounts of heat and pressure over time. Several different types are sold commercially including other volcanic-origin stone sold as “granite”:
Favored above many other stone counter tops, granite is valued for its resistance to acids and its hardness. It is a porous stone and can be stained or damaged if not sealed before use.
Granite is a favorite counter top material for many reasons. It stands up to daily use without showing wear and continues to look as great as the day you installed it (use cleaner with polish). It is also gives you a huge amount of flexibility design-wise.