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Why Granite is Ideal for Your Countertops

2015 August 14
by Remodeling Expert

While trends come and go with kitchen remodeling, one material that never seems to go out of style is granite. After all, it has been used and valued for millennia and was first used by the ancient Egyptians in the construction of their pyramids. So why are granite countertops Cleveland the best choice for your next kitchen remodeling project?

Firstly, it is important to familiarize ourselves with the different kinds of granite available on the market: true granite, pegmatite, syenites, diorite, and labradorite. For the purpose of our conversation today, we’re focusing solely on “true granite” and not other kinds of volcanic rock that are sometimes sold as granite.

One reason granite is frequently considered the best commercial stone to use for your kitchen is its natural resistance to acids and its all-around hardness. However, do not forget the fact that it is a porous stone and can be stained or damaged if not sealed properly before use.

But once it has been properly sealed, granite’s holocrystaline structure—meaning that the crystals that make up the stone don’t fully develop, but rather grow into each other—provides an incredibly sturdy and durable surface that will long outlast your kitchen knives before they cause any scratches or wear and tear.

In addition to its durability, granite is also an incredibly flexible material due to the fact that it is made up of many different crystals and thus the color varies depending on the particular crystals that make up the majority of a given piece of stone. Some of the most common colors include white, gray, black, pink, and orange with greens, browns, and blues occasionally making a guest appearance. Thus, granite offers the prospective kitchen remodeler the flexibility of color and hue while remaining dependable and sturdy.

Finally, one additional reason that granite makes for such a great kitchen top is the fact that it is one of the more affordable materials on the market. And with so many colors to choose from, you can assure yourself a timeless look that will never go out of style.

So if you’re unsure of what material to use for your new kitchen counters, consider going with always trendy and durable granite countertops and give your kitchen that one-of-a-kind look.

Contact Litt’s Plumbing in Cleveland, OH for more details on trendy and durable granite countertops.