From tile and wood to quartz and laminate, there are many materials available when you are considering different countertops. Of course, choosing the right material can ensure the installation of your new countertops is a worthwhile investment. Thankfully, granite is a great option for most kitchen or bathroom styles and homeowner's personalities. If you are considering granite, learning the truth behind a few common myths is essential.
Difficult to Clean and Maintain
One of the most common myths people believe is that granite is too difficult to clean and maintain. In reality, granite can be one of the easiest to maintain because of its natural construction and durability.
Granite can be cleaned using a variety of products including specialty granite cleaner or a solution created using water and liquid dish soap. Cleaning the granite each day is sufficient, but do make sure to clean up spills as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of staining. As long as the granite is sealed, you should not have to worry about permanent stains.
If you want your countertops to be clean and shiny, polish the granite regularly, as well. There are also many polishing products on the market, but you can make your own polishing paste using 3 cups of warm water and ¼ cup of baking soda.
Granite is Immortal
Another misconception people believe is that granite is immortal or indestructible, meaning it will last forever and cannot be broken or damaged in anyway. While durable, granite is not immortal, so knowing exactly what to avoid is key for protecting the lifespan of your countertop.
Granite is heat resistant, so you can place a hot pan or pot on the countertop. However, placing a hot pad or trivet under the pan or pot is best for protecting the granite's finish.
You should also avoid slamming items down onto the granite. Because it is a natural stone, hard impacts can and will crack and break your granite. Also, while you can chop and slice items directly on the granite, the impact of the knife may damage the seal on the granite's surface. Consider using a cutting board for extra protection.
Granite is Too Pricey
Finally, you probably think granite countertops are too expensive.
When compared to other materials, such as tile or laminate, granite is more expensive, but the durability, appeal, and value it adds to your home ensures you are making a smart investment.
Contact a company, like Granite & Marble Depot, to see the options you have in granite.Share
3 September 2019
My sweet spouse and I are building a new master bedroom onto our small home. I’m so excited about this fun, renovation project. I’ve already started shopping for beautiful furniture to fill this bedroom with. Are you currently searching for the perfect pieces of furniture to put in a new bedroom? If your bedroom contains a large closet, you might not need to buy a dresser. Instead, you may want to invest in a large bed complete with a decorative headboard and a footboard. You may also wish to look for a gorgeous chaise lounge to relax in while you read books at nighttime. On this blog, I hope you will discover valuable tips to help you buy pieces of furniture you’ll cherish for many years to come. Enjoy!