Why Everyone Loves Granite
Granite counters have been popular since the 1970s, and people from all over the world love to use it as a construction material. Here are just a few of the reasons why granite is the best choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and other parts of your home:
Granite Colors and Patterns
Granite slabs come in a variety of natural colors, including white, black, blue, brown, gray, and gold. The marbled patterns inside the stone will also have unique colors; no two pieces of granite are exactly alike.
Most granite patterns can be defined as either veined or homogenous. Homogenous granite has the same pattern spread across the entire piece of stone. These slabs are great for a low-impact or neutral aesthetic, and they’re often easy to color match with other parts of your home. In contrast, veined granite has dramatic patterns that weave randomly through the stone. These intricate shapes are distinct and beautiful; if you choose veined granite, we’ll cut your counters to highlight the best parts of the natural design.
Caring for Your New Granite Countertops
Taking care of granite counters is incredibly easy. After you’re done cooking, simply wipe the counter down with a cloth, warm water, and soap. You can also use alcohol as a disinfectant. Avoid cleaning with vinegar, lemon juice, or other acidic solutions; acid breaks down natural stone counters and can damage the finish.
Natural stone counters, including granite, need to be sealed on a semi-yearly basis. You can apply your own sealant, or you can contact us for a professional sealing and repair. Our professional team can also re-polish any areas where your granite has become worn or damaged.
The Perfect Granite Counters for Your Home
Your gorgeous granite counters are closer than you think. Contact CCT Natural Stone Designs for a free estimate on your project.