When people hear the word “granite”, most of them immediately think of high-end countertops for their kitchens. What makes granite such a great material, and how can you have it incorporated into your home? Our team of experts shares their insights about the material’s properties…and potential.
What Is Granite?
Granite is a type of rock formed by nature through volcanic activity. Granite consists of different materials, although the most dominant component is feldspar, quartz and mica. Granite is very dense, devoid of air pockets or porous surfaces.
As mentioned earlier, granite has a smooth, non-porous surface. This makes it an incredible option for kitchen countertops. Water from the sink or liquids from certain ingredients can spill onto your countertops. Because of this, we can install granite countertops that are immune to moisture-related damage.
Aside from being immune to moisture damage, granite countertops are also great when it comes to not getting scratched up. Whether you’re placing heavy baskets of fruits, a rack of cutlery or even the microwave, a granite countertop won’t get scratches that easily.
Installation by Professionals
Because granite is a hard and heavy material, it’s important to take note that granite should be handled by experienced and well-equipped professionals. Even the cheap granite countertops will function perfectly for decades if they are installed properly.
Granite Works is the leading countertop renovation company in Washington, DC, and Maryland. You can call us at (301) 712-9486, or fill out this contact form for more info.