What Are Granite Countertops?

Granite is an igneous rock that contains mineral quartz and feldspar. It is a durable, heat, acid, and scratch resistant material. Granite is typically identified by its mottled pattern and comes in a variety of colors. Granite is a great budget friendly option to spruce up your home.

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Characteristics of Granite Countertops

  • Strength – Granite is durable and resistant to heat, acid, cracking, chipping, and scratching. According to Mohs scale Granite ranges from 6-7 in hardness. When properly cared for, it can last a lifetime.
  • Maintenance – Granite is porous and requires sealing. It is recommended to seal at least once per year depending on the sealant and porosity of the stone. Simply clean with a soft sponge, water, and dish soap. There are also cleaners that are made specifically for natural stone countertops.
  • Appearance – Every slab of granite will have a slight variation in pattern and color. This means that no matter which slab you choose, you will have a unique piece for your home.
  • Price – Granite pricing, like with other natural stones will vary based on the pattern, color, supply and demand. Geos has in-stock granite options that will work for every budget.

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