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Benefits of Choosing Granite Kitchen Counter Tops



Kitchen counter tops are made from a variety of materials. Choosing a kitchen counter top made from granite has its advantages. Besides adding value to your house granite counter tops do not get scratched easily and are resistant to germs. These factors make them ideal for a home kitchen.  Here are some of the advantages of buying a granite kitchen counter top.

Durability:

Granite is a hard stone and will not scratch or bend easily and is highly durable.  Granite is a perfect material for kitchen counter tops because placing hot items or sharp items on the surface will not damage the surface of the counter top.

Adds Value to your House:

Granite counter tops do not depreciate in value and would give your kitchen an elegant and high end look and therefore would add value to your house. The color of the granite would never fade and the natural pattern on the granite would continue to give your kitchen an elegant look for many years to come. Granite is available in more than 20 shades and you can find a shade that would match with your floor, walls and kitchen cabinets. If you are considering to switch to granite counter tops for your kitchen, you could purchase granite slabs from dealers and have them installed by professionals.




Easy to Clean and Maintain:

Granite is a hard material and is not susceptible to scratches.  Once sealed granite is resistant to stains and since granite is a non-porous material it does not absorb liquids. Therefore even if you spill sauce or any liquid or food on the counter top it would not be absorbed by the surface and will stay free from Bacteria and germ contamination. When sealed properly granite would maintain its appearance for a very long period of time.  It is very easy to clean granite with warm water and mild detergent. If the granite is damaged it can be easily repaired.

Heat Resistance:

Granite is formed by heat and pressure and therefore will not be damaged when hot pans or objects are placed on it. This is one of the major reasons that make granite an ideal material for kitchen counter tops.




Flat and Firm Shape:

Granite has a flat and firm shape and is the ideal counter top if you like to make cakes and cookies often.



Earth Friendly:

  
Granite is an earth friendly, green product. It is a renewable resource and contains no harmful chemicals and does not emit any gas or harmful radiation. 

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