Getting to Know Your Natural Granite Countertops

Getting to Know Your Natural Granite CountertopsSo, you’ve taken the plunge and decided on the material for your new countertops! Natural stone is an excellent choice because this countertop requires practically no maintenance and will look just as good ten years down the road as it does today.

Granite is appealing to so many different types of customers for multiple reasons. It’s easy, it’s durable, and it’s beautiful…to name a few! No two slabs of granite are the same, so the unique coloring of each piece works to create one big masterpiece in your kitchen. There may be some variations in coloring and pattern in each different slab within your kitchen, a mark of nature’s beauty within the walls of your own home.

One major perk of choosing granite countertops is that they are heat resistant. So, if you’re in a hurry to get dinner out of the oven, then you don’t have to reach for extra pot holders or towels to create a safe place to put that hot lasagna pan. You can just place it directly on the countertop, and the granite will show no signs of disapproval.

Another big perk is that granite is made up of a densely packed crystalline structure and gives bacteria no place to hide. So, all it takes is some soap and water to wipe your messy counters clean again! No need for abrasive chemicals or scrubbing until your arm hurts, just use a soft rag to dry your clean counters and you’re done.

It is recommended that you reseal your countertops to maintain their beauty. And, in the rare event of a scratch, that you use a scratch “darkener” to best care for your stone. If you have any other questions about how to care for your granite countertops or are ready to add some granite to another portion of your home or business, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Moreno Granite and Marble will produce quality and custom work and see your natural stone project through til the end.