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Choosing Granite Countertops

Granite countertops have gained popularity over the last several years. Granite is both durable and beautiful, but it requires regular maintenance and can be a bit pricey. However, it is well worth the extra money and you'll be glad you chose granite counertops.



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All About Granite Countertops

Granite countertops usually have a medium to coarse grained texture when it's in it natural form but once it is finished it has a smooth, shine surface. It is heat, water and chemical resistant. It also won't chip, stain or scratch if taken good care of. Granite is a natural stone and comes in many colors. It can be pink to dark gray or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy so enjoy picking out your color granite. Each slab of finished granite is like a unique piece of artwork and did you know that granite is one of the hardest materials in existence. Make sure you do your homework while picking out your granite tops, there is a lot to know about the material. There are some worries that granite holds a high radon level reading so make sure you ask questions and do your research before you make a major purchase.

If you decide on granite countertops you need know that besides just cleaning your countertops, you'll need to make sure the granite countertops are sealed periodically. You do this when water splashed on the surface no longer beads up. Granite countertops are a beautiful addition to your home and will help keep the value of your home. It's something to look into if you're going to remodel your home. Don't let the price scare you away, you will love your granite countertops they are so universal.

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