In the past ten years, granite has become the best choice for people to choose kitchen countertops. The price of granite varies, mainly according to the thickness of the edging, smooth surface, and plate. This material is more expensive, but many people are still willing to choose it. Even if they can’t afford the entire granite countertop, they will choose a small section to decorate the room to make the room more fashionable, and those with financial means will choose the granite sink to match the countertop to create a flawless kitchen.
Granite kitchen countertops are undoubtedly the most popular and expensive choice among kitchen countertop materials on the market. Let us learn more about granite. Below are some common questions and answers.
Granite is formed by the solidification of magma under the pressure of the earth’s crust. It is composed of mica, quartz, feldspar, and other minerals, which makes it one of the hardest rocks in the world. In fact, granite has been used in construction and decoration for hundreds of years. Not as good as this, granite is resistant to abrasion and is very suitable for indoor and outdoor flooring. It can also resist temperature changes when used outdoors.
Granite is the fourth hardest natural product after diamonds, sapphires, and rubies. Therefore, it is not surprising that it can withstand the high or low temperature of cooking utensils. It is also resistant to cracks, cracks, or scratches caused by knives and cooking utensils. Polishing can keep the granite bright forever. Some companies’ granite kitchen countertops have a warranty of 400 years.
Granite is easy to penetrate and will absorb stains. So sealing is very important. The seal can prevent stains and water stains from penetrating into the granite, and a water-based sealant can be selected. Seal before installation, but after 6 months, re-seal. After that, it is sealed every one or two years, depending on the surface usage.