Why Granite is the stone of Choice for Countertops

Beyond the beautiful selection of colors, and there are some insanely beautiful options, granite has a lot to offer homeowners. It has:

  • Amazing Durability
  • Amazing Aesthetic Styling
  • Adds Value to Your Home
  • Deep Natural Beauty

Durable Options – Outstanding Results

Granite is an igneous rock – the solidified core of a volcano. It is durable and the slow cool down of the magma allows for interesting and beautiful chemical and crystal processes to occur. So, out of the box, granite is already a cool option for kitchen countertops and flooring.

It is also an exceptionally durable stone. On the Mohs hardness scale, it ranges from a six to a seven and the scale stops at ten. A diamond has a rating of ten in hardness and six or seven is remarkably hard. With proper care, your granite countertops will last for decades if not longer. Simple kitchen habits, such as always using a cutting board will help it to stay looking amazing.

Mohs Hardness Scale

Aesthetic and Styling

Granite is a natural stone that forms under unique conditions. It is essentially the solidified magma of a dying volcano. That slow cooling process allows for a range of remarkable visual qualities that include:

  • A vast range of colors
  • A large assortment of natural patterns
  • The formation of crystals within the stone

The formation of crystals within granite takes hundreds of thousands of years. This process is possible because it takes a very long time for the magma to cool. During that process crystals of all sorts begin to form in the magma. You see those visual attributes within the countertop slabs and floor tiles.

Further, depending on the mineral content of the volcano – some are mafic and dark and some are more feldspar and lighter – Granite is available in a huge range of colors and each with unique patterns that bring the stone to life.

If you are looking for a natural stone that is durable and beautiful, it is hard to beat granite.

Granite Can Add Value to Your Home

Because granite is both beautiful and durable, it can increase your home’s value. Some estimate that granite countertops and flooring can boost your home’s value by as much as 25 percent. That’s a remarkable insight and it helps you to recuperate the cost of installing granite.

Is Granite a Good Fit for Your Home?

Because granite is a hard stone it fits nicely into most home living situations. As flooring and as countertops, granite will stand up to heavy traffic. When sealed, it will also resist stains even on countertops. Granite can also be refinished if scratched or stained.

If you are looking at materials for kitchen remodels, granite should be at the top of your list. There is a very long list of positives that granite brings to your home and lifestyle. It is also one of the most popular natural stones for kitchens and entryways.

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