What is Granite?

Granite is Tough and Durable

What is Quartz?

Granite is rock-hard, literally. It’s second only to diamond in terms of the harness of natural materials. When properly installed, it will be the last countertop you ever need. If you replace it down the road, it will be because you want to and not because you have to. It resists chipping, scratching and cracking. Because of their hardness, granite counters are also heat resistant. If you do manage to chip or crack the granite, it is a relatively easy thing to fix, depending on the severity of the damage. While it’s not recommended, if you occasionally set a hot pan or tray directly on the countertop, it won’t damage it the way it would laminate, wood and other softer materials.

Granite counters work well in the kitchen and bathroom. They key is to have them installed by an experienced professional like MGM Solutions who will properly seal them. If they’ve already been installed, they still need to be sealed. Make sure to hire an experienced professional, or do it yourself. Keep your granite counter tops maintained, and they’ll continue to give you outstanding beauty and performance in the decades ahead.

Maintenance is Easy

The granite counters must be properly sealed, and that’s why it’s a great idea to have an experienced professional do the installation. But when sealed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, the granite countertop will resist staining and bacteria. You can also seal them yourself. This makes cleanup easy using soap and water, or with a cleaner designed for your granite. Get to spilled juice quickly – which you should do with ANY countertop material – and you’ll enjoy a stain-free counter surface that looks like new for decades.

Granite Boosts a Home’s Value

While you’re enjoying your countertops made from granite over the next 30+ years, one neighbor might be replacing their laminate counters three times while another replaces wood countertops twice and has them refinished a few times. They’ll last twice as long as popular materials like quartz or soapstone in some cases. Here’s the point: In the long-run, granite countertops are a very cost-effective solution for many homeowners.

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