Many people tend to prefer this material over many others, because they have heard it’s scratch proof. It’s true that it’s an incredibly hard stone, but it can be scratched by certain things. For instance, sand can be brutally abrasive, as sand is simply powdered rock itself. Knives that are tipped with tungsten, other sharp pointed objects and abrasive powdered cleaners can also scratch it. Knowing this up front can help to alleviate a lot of problems.
If you’ve had any experience with tile countertops and backsplashes, you might be happy to hear that granite is very similar in many ways. It is strong, dense and can be purchased in tiles as well as solid pieces. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for something that will last a long time, and be reliable enough for years of use.
It is a particularly great choice for both kitchens and bathrooms. It is waterproof and comes in a variety of colors and styles, which gives you the ability for some of the best decorating. Matching existing décor can happen with ease!
If you are a fan of continuity, you’ll love the fact that this material is used outdoors, almost as often as it is used indoors. So, if you want to create flowing movement throughout your home and then out onto your patio, you can certainly create that feel with granite countertops.
Should you decide at some point to sell your home, you’ll definitely be glad you chose to install these countertops. It adds to your property’s overall resale value because it is a durable, quality natural resource.