Granite countertops add a touch of class to a property. They can be used in all kinds of locations and add a unique quality of coolness and smoothness to the surface. They illustrate a discerning owner is present.
The material is quarried and therefore is totally natural. Each piece of the finished product is unique. It is extracted from the quarries in large pieces and then is cut to the requirements of the customer. It is then polished to enhance the final state of a shiny and smooth product.
It is a hard and tough material but can also be vulnerable when moved until it is in its final location. It is extremely heavy and may require several people to lift it into place. Once installed it is very durable and long-lasting.
There are various qualities available, depending on the thickness of the material. They are recognised in a range of 5 bands with 30mm being considered a good quality. Choose the best one you can afford.
Employing a specialist to fit the granite countertops is important. He will arrive on site to take detailed measurements of the area to be fitted. He will also suggest where to make any joins to make the best-looking fitting. Then he will take a template to ensure the final installation gives a perfect fit to ensure a customised and professional finish.
Cleaning the installed countertops properly is very important. Spills should be wiped up straight away. Citrus juice spills could seep into the granite and stain the surface so take special care when using these fruits. Special granite cleaners are available but you could also use mild washing up liquids.
This classy material will give you years of pleasure. Every time you run your fingers over the shiny surface of the granite countertops you will experience the pleasure of knowing you have installed a touch of quality. You will love them.
Author: Sarah O'koonThis author has published 3 articles so far.