There are plenty of great reasons granite is such a popular choice for kitchen countertops. It’s a versatile stone that is both unique and durable, and it has been popular for a long time. We install granite kitchen countertops in Lakeville and the surrounding areas, and here are a few more reasons we love this type of stone so much (especially for kitchens!).
For one thing, granite is nonporous, which means it will not allow bacteria and other harmful contaminants to penetrate its surface. That means you do not have to spend time and money disinfecting your counters. This makes them a great choice for kitchens, where bacteria can sometimes be a problem.
Granite kitchen countertops are also great because they are so strong and durable. Did you know that you don’t need to use a cutting board on granite kitchen countertops? But we do not recommend this! You might end up ruining your knife. It is almost impossible to scratch the surface of granite kitchen countertops. So this durability means that these counters should last you for quite some time. They could last you for decades with the proper care.
Speaking of the proper care of granite kitchen countertops, the only thing you need to do on a regular basis to maintain them is to wipe them down with warm water and a soft cloth. You do not need to buy any special cleaning chemicals, and you do not even need to worry about resealing them on a regular basis.
Most types of granites do not need to be resealed. We will seal them once before we install them as part of the fabrication process and that is it. There is a simple test that can be done if you are worried that your granite kitchen countertops need to be resealed. Simply put a drop of water on your counters. If the water stays beaded up on the surface, that means your counters are fine. But if the bead of water is absorbed, then it’s time to look into resealing them. But, chances are, your granite kitchen countertops will not need to be resealed.
These are just a few of the reasons we love granite so much! Call us to find out even more.
Do you want more information on granite kitchen countertops in Lakeville? Call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or you can contact us to schedule your Free Estimate.