The Hard Facts: Getting to Know More About Granite

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Sure you’ve likely seen many granite countertops over the years. But, what do you know about granite? As experts in fabricating and installing granite in Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas, Minneapolis Granite knows everything there is to know about this beautiful material. That’s why our granite countertops are some of the most beautiful out there. So, as the experts in granite, we’d like to offer up some hard and interesting facts about granite. And, when you’re ready to get started on a granite installation of your very own, don’t hesitate to give us a call.granite

  • Granite has been used in kitchens and homes for hundreds of years, becoming increasingly popular in recent decades. But granite itself is much older, believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago!
  • Granite is one of the hardest substances in the world, second only to diamonds. One thing to remember when cutting food on your granite countertops is that the granite is stronger than your knife. So if you want to keep your knives in perfect shape, it is suggest you use a cutting board.
  • Even though granite is very strong, granite can still be broken. In fact, because granite isn’t flexible, it can be broken when it’s dropped. It can also chip and crack if very large or heavy objects fall on granite.
  • Granite is a completely natural stone, which means it came from the earth, and is not man made. However, there are many man made products designed and created to look just like natural granite. So, make sure you know what you’re looking at when shopping around.
  • A common myth about granite countertops is that they contain radon. Granite countertops will not bring radon into your home. Radon usually enters your home through small cracks and openings in your home’s foundation.
  • When it comes to resealing, depending on the type of granite you select for your granite countertops, it might not ever need to be resealed. We will seal all of the granite we fabricate and install, but after that, you probably will not ever need to worry about it again. But if you are concerned about whether or not your granite needs to be resealed, there is a simple test you can do. Put a drop of water on your counters. If it does not bead up, then the granite probably needs to be resealed.

Are you interested in learning more about granite for your Eden Prairie home? Call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135, or you can contact us to set up a Free Estimate.

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