If you are thinking of a kitchen remodel, you might have noticed that almost every other countertop that you see is a granite countertop. The most popular material used for countertops is granite. In fact, many people are choosing granite as default when undertaking a kitchen renovation. Granite as a choice for countertops looks beautiful as well as luxurious and can be cut to any shape and size.
Why Choose Granite on Your Kitchen Renovation
Strength and Quality
The quality and strength of granite stone are at par with any other stone available, either man-made or natural. Many people who are using granite countertops in their kitchen renovation are happy with its performance and if given a chance, they will again use granite as countertop material for kitchen renovations. Granite as a choice for countertops is currently being challenged by materials like wood, steel, and quartz.
Granite is frequently found as an igneous rock in nature. Formed by magma, this type of rock must infringe other rocks. Granite is also a natural source of radiation and contains 10 to 20 parts per million of uranium. It is because of this fact that there is a lot of criticism for use of granite as a choice for countertops. Many people believe that granite is unsuitable as a material for making countertops as it has radioactive properties. However, granite countertop manufacturers maintain that the allegations are highly exaggerated and the levels of radiation are very low and that they do not pose a threat to anyone.
Many radiation testing do-it-yourself kits are available in the hardware shops which you can buy readily to find the levels of your granite. Normal levels are below 4.0 Pico Curies per liter of air and are considered absolutely safe.
Natural Charm and Pattern
Granite is used because of its charm as a naturally made stone and all the patterns made are also done by nature, this point is something that its man-made material competitors lack. Granite as a countertop material has many features which other materials do not have, thus is more preferred in kitchen remodeling projects.
Granite is non-porous which means it would not absorb any of the liquid spilled thus, retains its color and texture for a longer time. As opposed to steel countertops, granite is heavier and is of great use as a cutting board as well as for keeping heavy objects on it. Granite also has a very long life and is untouched by minor scratches and strains. In fact, many people use granite as a cutting board to slice and dice vegetables and meat products.
Granite is heat resistant and another possibility for use in hotel countertops as hot containers can be kept on it without the need to place countertop protectors below hot containers. Even tough stains like coffee pot stains can be easily removed from granite by just wiping them with a cloth without damaging the granite polish. Any Myrtle Beach kitchen remodel done later can be done around the granite countertop possibly which would not need any repairs. Major disadvantage of using granite as a countertop material is its costly price but it still is priced aggressively with regard to wood and steel.
If you plan on renovating your kitchen, Call Home Remodel Experts to discuss your options and we will be happy to turn your dream kitchen into a reality.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577