Granite Countertop Benefits

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Granite Benefits. Why You Should Consider Granite For Your Next Project.

Granite is a timeless construction material for a number of reasons. It is strong, readily available, and looks amazing. But the benefits of granite aren’t limited to durability and aesthetic. Granite is also easy to clean and can help prevent the spread of bacteria. Discover the surprising utility of granite countertops in your home.

Reasons to Install Granite Countertops

Putting granite countertops in the kitchens and bathrooms of your home might be one of the best decisions a homeowner can make. They add long term value to a house while assisting with everyday activities, like cooking and cleaning. Granite countertops are also more hygienic as they resist bacteria much better than other materials.

Granite’s Antibacterial Properties

Very few materials are naturally antibacterial and granite is no exception. It is a common myth that granite is extremely porous and cultivates bacteria. Disinfecting a granite surface is pretty easy and can be done with most antibacterial soaps, especially those with triclosan as an active ingredient. To further improve the bacteria resisting properties of granite, it is often suggested to applied a penetrating sealer at least once a year. This is a simple process that can be completed in less than 20 minutes on your own or by a technician.

Granite Countertops Are Easy to Clean

In general, cleaning a bathroom or kitchen granite countertop requires only mild soap and water. As stated before, antibacterial soaps can help but even warm water and friction will greatly reduce the presence of germs. A once a week scrub down of your granite surface is sufficient to keep it clean. Of course, you should clean a granite countertop after every use. Some olive oils and cooking oils can leave slight stains if left for an extended period of time. This process does take a while but it’s still advisable to clean up when done.

Granite Last

It take a lot to damage or crack a granite countertop. Heat from pots and pans will not affect granite in any way. In fact, you can place any hot utensil directly onto a granite surface without fear. As a proper dimension stone, granite can withstand a substantial amount of force. It is possible to chip a granite surface but not likely from a common household accident.

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