Natural stone with natural beauty
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Natural Stone With Natural Beauty
Natural stone has always been a mainstay of the worktop market for many years now and
granite worktops have been at the top of the list when it comes to consumers choosing natural
stone for their kitchen worktop needs. So why exactly is granite so popular on the market? Well
allow me to go through some of the reasons why granite is so popular and also why it is going to
continue to remain popular with consumers worldwide.
For a start granite has a natural beauty to it that just is not found in other worktops available in
the current market. Granite is mined in quarries worldwide and actually is made from solidified
volcanic rock. This volcanic rock moulds with the natural minerals that are in the ground
creating a wonderful effect that is truly specific to the region in which the granite is quarried.
Granite comes in many different patterns and colours but mostly it comes in black or grey.
Yellow, green, and blue are all colours that you can find if you look around.
One of the main advantages of granite worktops is that they are extremely durable, in fact as it
stands, granite is one of the strongest stones known to man. This makes it absolutely great for
high traffic areas such as the kitchen as it can take a lot more punishment than other worktops on
the market could even dream of handling. The fact that granite came from volcanic lava
originally is also an extremely good reason why granite worktops are also great for your kitchen.
Why? Well it's simple really, it stands to reason that as granite is a volcanic rock it can handle
excessively high levels of intense heat without so much as even batting an eyelid. You can take a
boiling hot saucepan off the hob and put it straight down on to your granite worktop and it would
not make a difference to your counter in any way, shape, or form.
So we have established that granite is a natural stone and that it is both extremely durable and
highly heat resistant. But what of the negatives that come with granite? Well, there are a few
drawbacks but nothing that would be a factor in any consumers decision making. First off,
although granite is one of the strongest natural stones in the world it is also porous. What this
cracks and veins that although are not visible to the naked eye can still hide germs and bacteria
that if left untreated can multiply and become quite harmful in areas of food preparation. You
can easily combat this however by applying a waterproof sealant to the surface of your granite
worktop which stops any moisture from entering the stone stopping the buildup of said harmful
germs and bacteria. This will also help to stop the next issue, and that is that if your granite
worktop is not sealed it can also be easily stained. By using a waterproof sealant you can kill
both of these negative birds with one stone.
In summary granite is a phenomenal worktop purpose built for areas such as your kitchen and
although there are both positives and negatives to granite you can rest assured that granite is still
one of the best options available to you on today's current market.