Known for its durability and strength, once granite is quarried and cut, polished and sealed, it becomes almost invulnerable to scratches, weathering, staining, etching and heat.
Granite is one of the most popular materials used in building for many centuries. It is still one of the most popular materials today for both exteriors and interiors. It can be used as the main material for monuments, buildings, pavements and buildings. For interiors, it is extensively used for countertops, stair heads, tiles, floors, basins, baths and many more.
Part of the popularity of the stone comes from people considering that granite floor tiles, fireplace surrounds, countertops, and baths are a long-term investment. The deep colors that are charmingly iridescent present a beauty that is natural and unmatched.
Granite is also extremely hard which make it an ideal surface for countertops. The strength of the stone is second only to a diamond. It will not blister, crack or crack. It can withstand very high temperatures and will not burn or get burned if hot items are placed on its surface. The surface of granite countertops are so smooth and hard that it is considered as an ideal surface for kneading dough.
With all the possible combinations of treatments plus the endless varieties in colors, granite is probably the most popular choice for bathroom vanity tops and kitchen countertops.
Another reason why granite is so popular is that maintenance is very easy. A neutral mild detergent and water can be used. Polishing can be done annually.
Granite is non-porous and is very solid however spills that have been left on its surface for a long time may leave some stains. The stains normally go away after some time. For immediate removal, there are cleaning aids readily available in the market.
Granite on floors is very popular because they are resistant to moisture. The stone also resists mold and mildew so it helps preserves carpets and mats. Because of the durability and strength of the stone, most people choose it for floors.
No matter what interior or exterior application would be, granite will definitely give an elegant, durable, and long-lasting finish. Although the stone may cost more