Granite/Natural Stone

Besides being durable, granite is one of the most elegant materials that can be used for a kitchen work surface. When you want to spark up your kitchen while adding resale value to the price of your home, think of it first. Itís the most popular choice when it comes to kitchen renovations and for good reason.

A natural stone, a natural choice

Woman unpacking groceris on her brown granite kitchen counter.With natural stone youíre able to bring the outdoors inside naturally. While other countertops are processed, itís delivered to your kitchen straight from the earth itself. Large pieces of stone are lifted from a quarry and then cut into slabs that form the countertop. No other materials or chemicals are added to the slab Ė itís natureís gift to you.

Durability that can last for a lifetime

Granite is one of the most durable countertops you can purchase. Not only is it beautiful to look at but it acts as a functional surface that you can count on for years to come. It is stain and heat-resistant so it continues to look as good in the years to come as it did when it was first installed.

These countertops can take a lot of wear and tear. Itís the perfect choice if you have a family full of children that arenít always easy on household fixtures. When the glass falls out of your childís hand and bounces off the counter, youíll know that your granite isnít dented or bruised in any way.

Seal it up!

Sealing is mandatory to maintain its integrity. The supplier youíre working with will tell you what type of sealing product should be purchased and will probably recommend adding another coat of this sealant to the surface on a yearly basis. This process only takes a few minutes of your time and keeps the stone looking its ultimate best.

Color and style Ė youíll find it here!

No matter what type of style or color you want for your kitchen, itís available with granite. The colors range from white to black with a full spectrum of colors in between. If youíre looking for something daring, you can even choose red granite to fire up your kitchen! If youíre not leaning on the dramatic side there are muted neutral tones available that can bring any kitchen back to life.

While there are a lot of other types of kitchen work surfaces to choose from, none of them can provide the charming characteristics that nature has built into itsí all natural offerings. When machine-processed units just arenít your style, granite is the natural selection.

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