Granite


What is Granite?

Granite (from the Latin granum, or grain, signifying its characteristic structure), an igneous rock, was formed billions of years ago when magma cooled deep beneath the earth’s crust. Nearly as durable as diamond, granite owes its density and hardness to its origins, solidified deep within the earth under extreme pressure.


What are the benefits of a granite countertop?

Next to diamonds, there’s nothing harder than granite. It is not affected by extremes in temperature and under normal conditions granite resists etching by knives, household acids and kitchenware.


In addition, granite:

· Is 100% natural and non-toxic · Cleans without difficulty · When sealed, is a sanitary countertop material that does not harbor bacteria · Offers several finishes and hundreds of color choices, patterns · Resists scratching · Resists burning or charring from hot items (fryers, griddles, toasters) · Serves as a natural rolling board for preparing pastries, cookies and candy · Can be easily fabricated, using curves, arches and 90-degree angles · Is both aesthetically pleasing and a smart investment


How do you clean a granite countertop?

Always avoid using powdered cleansers (which typically contain pumice, a powdered volcanic stone) abrasive pads or acidic products. Instead, use sealers and cleaning products specifically designed for natural stone.


Spray a light mist of stone cleanser on the area to be cleaned, let it sit for about 30 seconds, scrub with a sponge, wipe dry and buff with a cotton cloth or paper towel.


Will granite chip or crack?

Under ordinary circumstances, granite will not chip or crack. However, it is not indestructible. Sharp objects that make hard impact on the surface can damage granite, most of which may be fairly easily repaired.


Does granite show seams?

Under ordinary circumstances, granite will not chip or crack. However, it is not indestructible. Sharp objects that make hard impact on the surface can damage granite, most of which may be fairly easily repaired.


Should I be concerned about Radon in my granite countertop?

It is extremely unlikely that granite countertops emit harmful levels of radon. Recent studies reveal that the risk, if any, is too small to be measured. Visit the Marble Institute of America to learn more about the strength of granite and the minimal risk that radon contamination presents.






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