From its quality to its beauty, there are many reasons why people choose to add granite to their kitchens. But for everyone else, one of the biggest deterrents about granite is the perception that it is a hassle to maintain. The truth is that you only need to know a couple of key tips to keep granite countertops in good condition. Read on to learn how to best take care of granite countertops.(more…)
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Known for its durability and versatility, granite has almost become a go-to material for kitchen remodels and new homes. With many uses, including in engineering, buildings, sculptures, memorials, and even the sport of curling, granite is probably best known as a popular option for countertops, usually in the kitchen and sometimes in the bathroom. If you’re working on a home remodel or are designing your dream home and have considered using granite in your new space, it’s probably because of those aforementioned benefits. Have you ever thought about how granite is formed in the earth? Here is a rundown of everything you need to know about granite. (more…)
Granite is one of the most popular picks for home renovations inside including but not limited to: countertops, floor tiles and stair treads but it has also been relied upon for outside projects to add a polished solid dimension to any space. Such a commonplace element may not be understood by everyone though; this week we will be exploring the basics of granite. (more…)
We know that granite has a rich history, but generally, we don’t know much else.
You aren’t going to get quizzed on any of this if you’re using granite in a masonry project, but it’s fun just to learn and appreciate the history of this natural stone. We narrowed down five interesting facts for all of you granite enthusiasts.
1. Granite’s Long History
Since granite is a natural stone, and it has been used as a building material for several centuries. Most people don’t realize that granite is an igneous rock, which means it was formed by volcanic activity. (more…)
When remodeling or constructing a new building, quality stonework can add a unique, ageless aesthetic. Regardless of whether you know exactly what you want and how you want it or if you only have the vaguest idea, picking the right masonry contractor is the biggest factor in your satisfaction with the result. There are several strategies that you can employ to make sure you find the right masonry contractor for your work at the best price.
While granite is a sturdy material with a lot of style and class, it still requires regular cleaning maintenance in order to look its best. The key way to protect granite from dirt is to clean it on a regular basis and let its natural beauty shine through. The best way to clean it is with the tried-and-tested method of soap, sponge, and elbow grease. It takes a little work to clean such a surface, but a proper cleansing treatment will make a granite counter, table, or other such surface looking good for a long time to come. (more…)