Granite is an igneous rock that contains quartz, feldspar and quartz. It is used for buildings, the design of kitchen and bathroom countertops and for sculptures and memorials.
When you have seen Granite used in kitchens and bathrooms, the definition is used for general igneous rocks with crystals and may not be granite in the purest term. This does not mean that you should be wary of choosing granite. It will still have the same advantages as pure granite.
The main advantage of choosing granite as the material of your kitchen or bathroom countertops is that it does not depreciate in value. It will be worth the same in ten years time as it was when you first had it installed. This means it will add to the value of your home, when and if you choose to sell it. It really is an investment in your home, when you choose this material.
Granite is very easy to clean. You only have to use warm water and a mild detergent, so you don’t have to be spending your money on fancy cleaning materials. You could even use a kitchen towel or some specified kitchen wipes with the soap already mixed in.
Keeping in line with the cleanliness theme, granite is very sanitary. You won’t have to worry about any type of contamination from bacteria because it will not fester and grow on this surface. You still have to clean it, obviously, especially if you are chopping different meats, but it is a lot more sanitary than any other material. This is why some professional kitchens have granite-chopping boards instead of wood.
One of the best advantages to granite is that it won’t be damaged by heat. If you are cooking with a pot and then you need to grab something else so you put the pot down directly on the granite surface, nothing will happen. It can take the heat because it is formed using heat. So, when the teenager tries to cook and burns the pots, they won’t damage the surface.
Now, the area that most of you are going to be worried about is the general look of your kitchen. If you use granite, you will get a contemporary, almost spacey look to your kitchen. The crystals that are in the counter will glow when light hits it and it will look amazing.
With the design of the surface, each one is one of a kind. Even though other people might use the same type of granite for their own kitchens and bathrooms, each one is one of a kind. No two pieces have the same design so you don’t have to worry about walking into someone else’s kitchen and seeing the same as your own.