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If One Thing That You Want to do about Your Kitchen... I Say Get a Granite Counter Top if you don't already have one!

Updated on April 22, 2015

Granite countertop is often found in the homes of wealthy people and there must be some reason behind it; they are not only elegant but also classy. Have you thought of getting one for your home kitchen?

Granite countertops are something that most people would love to have especially after visiting a home décor store or exhibition. This marvelous piece of home décor are often featured in the homes of the wealthy families and especially those that have a clean and rich appearance - if you have seen any of those movies that features classy home, you will get the picture in your head.

Well, the term 'granite countertops' alone will definitely brings up the idea of something which is sturdy, smooth, elegant and classy; something that has to do with rich people. Now, once you get over the glamor part of this home décor, you may be wondering if granite countertops are really meant what they are to be and should you considering getting one for your home.

What are Granites?

Granites are one of the best natural stones that could be found on the earth. Granites are igneous rocks and they are formed from magma, which is molten rock under the Earth's surface. These supreme rocks are commonly used for kitchen countertops, bathroom tops, table tops (dining set), vanity tops and etc. Most people prefer granite countertops as they give a much luxurious looks to the kitchen besides being more durable and sturdy.

Granite Kitchen Countertop
Granite Kitchen Countertop

Besides having a sleek appearance, granite counter tops do have some edges over the other types of kitchen counter tops you can find in the market.

Firstly, granite is a very sturdy material and it is definitely a great choice for making countertops. Not only that as granite is also very common to be made into dining set. It is very difficult to chip or scratch, which is the main feature that most people look into when purchasing counter top. It also rarely cracks unless you drop something very heavy or purposely hammer on it.

Besides, granite will actually do more damage to your cutting knives than to itself if you cut on it without using a cutting board. In fact, you should not cut on it directly. Granite counter top also resist heat and cold temperatures fairly well, so you won't have to worry if you place a hot pot on it (yet, it is advisable that you should always use a potholder to ascertain that the counter top is well protected).

Secondly, granite does not even stain very much like any other porous materials. Moreover, as granite has natural color difference throughout, slight stains over time will eventually blend into or look natural anyway. You can't really spot the difference between the stains and the granite itself.

Thirdly, granite installation provides nearly invisible seams and so your kitchen countertop will definitely look like one flawless piece of stone. Having one of this will surely enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen.

Premium Granite Countertop
Premium Granite Countertop

Besides, granite are also very safe to use. Unlike any other wooden counter tops, granite does not harbor bacteria, which mean you don't have to worry about gunky build-ups of germs and bacteria that can get into your food and dishes. This should be the biggest concern particular if you have small kids at home.

Granite are also extremely durable, they will still be here even after you have gone (unless you purposely break it); remember, they are rocks. Granites are difficult to damage from all sources which including acidic foods and hot dishes. They hardly require any maintenance and all you need is water and soap to clean it. They stay polished with its shining surface for years and there is definitely no need to seal the granite to protect it.

Moreover, granite counter tops also add to your property values, people have known the values of this décor and how useful they are. As granites are formed through natural process, you can never find two granite counter tops that are exactly the same. They sparkle in the sunshine and altering the appearance throughout the day and your guest might even envy you for having such a nice kitchen countertop.

Lastly, granite countertops are not only for the well-off, just anyone can have them. Depending on the appearance and design, such kitchen counte rtops are quite affordable. You can get one from as low as less than three hundred dollars from Amazon; you don't have to spend a fortune on it. So, it's definitely well worth it to install granite countertops into your kitchen and make it a classy one. On top of that, installation is a breeze, you can do it yourself. There is a video below depicting how to get one installed (this is great for men who love DIY) without having to engage extra labor cost.

L Shaped Granite Countertop
L Shaped Granite Countertop

How to Clean Granite Countertops


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