About Granite Countertops
Granite is one of the most versatile building materials around. It’s durable, easy to work with, and it looks great.
Granite is one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot, but it doesn’t always mean what you think it does. Granite is actually just a name given to many types of rocks. There are over 300 varieties of granite, each with its own unique characteristics.
The word “granite” comes from the Latin words granum meaning “grain,” and argutus meaning “argumentative.” In ancient times, people believed that stones like granite could help cure diseases. They thought that the stone contained healing properties because it resembled grains of sand. This led to the belief that the stone had been formed out of sand.
GRANITE COUNTERTOP DESIGNS
Why Granite Countertops?
Today, we know that granite is actually a type of igneous (meaning formed by volcanic activity) rock that contains quartz and feldsporas.
Granite has a rich beauty and timeless appeal that few other countertop material choices can match. Whether you’re looking for something modern and sleek, or traditional and rustic, there are many options to choose from. Granite is a natural stone that is quarried from mountainsides around the world. It is a very hard substance.
This allows it to hold up against daily use without showing signs of wear. Granite countertops come in a wide variety of colors and textures that allow homeowners to customize their kitchen according to their personal tastes. They make a great choice for kitchens where functionality matters most.
Granite is an extremely durable material. There are plenty of ways to help maintain your granite counters. Granite is porous, meaning it can absorb stains. This is why applying a sealer is very important. Custom Stone Creations can apply a one-time advanced sealer to most granites making the material worry-free.
How To Care For Granite
There are several things to think about when choosing a material for your kitchen counters. Granite is one of the most popular choices because it looks beautiful, resists stains, and is easy to clean. But it does require some upkeep. Here are a few tips to keep your granite looking great for life.
1. Clean regularly
Use a mild dishwashing detergent and warm water to wash your granite. For tougher spots, try rubbing a soft cloth dipped in a solution of half white vinegar and half hot water. This works well for removing food particles, coffee rings, and fingerprints.
2. Seal it
You’ll want to apply a sealer once a year to protect your granite against scratches and fading. Custom Stone Creations can also apply a one time application sealer to your granite countertops.
When choosing a granite slab, there are many factors to consider. A few include:
Does the color match the rest of the room? Is it too dark or light?
Granite slabs come in different textures; some are smooth while others are textured. Smooth stones tend to be easier to clean, but textured ones offer a more interesting visual appeal.
Most slabs are sold in standard sizes, such as 12 x 24 inches, but custom options are also available.
We Create Beautiful Granite Countertops
Our granite collections offer a wide variety of options that can help you transform your kitchen into a beautiful space. We understand that choosing a granite countertop is a big decision, so we want to ensure that it fits seamlessly with the rest of your home.
Are you ready to improve your home? We can help make your space beautiful with kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, fireplace, surrounds and most anything that you want to add stone.
Contact us to get started.