Bathroom countertopsare available in more shapes and materials than ever before. Modern cutting and fabrication techniques mean that anything is possible, in any size. From good old formica to space-age recycled glass, there is a perfect surface for any bathroom. Granite, the dense rock produced by ancient volcanos, has become one of the preferred substances for countertops. They quarry the rock from a mountain, cut it in the shape you specify, and ship it to you. Granite can be cut in any dimension and stained in nearly any color. Thousands of satisfied customers find them to be the perfect accessory for their modern homes.
There are a million advantages to granite countertops. They are strong, solid, reliable, and they don’t mind getting wet. Since they are completely natural their environmental impact is limited, especially if you choose a quarry near the construction site. They can be tinted in nearly any color, and when they’re sealed they are essentially impervious to damage. Granite is available in tile, or slabs. Tile is small and modular and can be adapted to nearly any surface. For larger bathrooms and upscale homes, granite can be purchased in single slabs. The only limits to the slab are the size of the room and the ability to install it. Certain quarries even produce granite slabs with actual fossils embedded in the surface. Of course any surface as attractive and durable as this is going to add permanent resale value to the home.
Granite countertops deliver gorgeous aesthetics in kitchens and bathrooms and have other good qualities. Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. It is a natural product with a timeless aura and appeal. Granite countertops take a high-quality kitchen to the next level visually and often become the centerpiece of the room. With more than 20 shades of granite to work with, you’ll find one that blends perfectly with your kitchen cabinets, flooring and walls.
Granite is a very hard substance and is not susceptible to scratches. While not ideal to work on because it will dull knife blades, it will take normal wear and tear very well. Granite resists heat too, so its use near a range or cooktop is ideal. When you have to set down a hot pan fast, granite can take the heat without being damaged or weakened. In the bathroom, placing a hair tool on it that is still warm won’t be a problem.
Granite can be very resistant to stains and won’t absorb liquids when it is properly sealed. A good professional installer will be able to seal it correctly so that it maintains its attractive good looks indefinitely, or you can do it yourself.
Granite countertops are gorgeous. To paraphrase legendary car guy Lee Iacocca, if you can find a prettier countertop, buy it! Their classic elegance exudes distinction in the kitchen and bathroom, and matched with outstanding durability, the granite countertops you select might be the last countertops your home will ever need.
Countertops made from granite require some TLC. But, if you’re committed to their care and maintenance, granite counter tops will deliver the look and performance you want for decades to come.
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