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Top 4 Reasons to Install Granite Countertops in Your Home

There are so many things that the homeowner must think about. For example, cleaning the gutters, making sure that smoke detectors are working, and even mold remediation. However, when it comes to new countertops, one thing that you never have to worry about is which material is best. Granite countertops are by far one of the most sought-after type of counters. There are plenty of good reasons that they are in demand. Read on to learn three of the top reasons that homeowners are asking for granite.


Can Handle the Heat

Granite is resistant to heat. This makes it a wonderful option for the kitchen and the bathroom, where hot styling tools might be used. Of course, even though your granite can handle heat, it's a good idea to use a trivet or hot pad under hot pans, but it is nice to know that if you put something hot down, you won't have to worry about burn marks or melting.


Resists Scratches

Another great thing about granite is its ability to resist scratching. Though, cutting on is not recommended. You won't harm the granite, but you could harm your knives, making them dull and worthless.


Easy to Clean

Granite can be cleaned with a granite spray. Simply spray the surface and wipe it down. Granite keeps its great looks for many years. It's important to use a cleaner that is specifically made for granite.


Stains in the granite can easily be removed with a granite poultice. Use baking soda and water. Mix the baking soda with water until it has the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit overnight. As the baking soda dries, it will lift the stain.

Blot up spills and stains right away to avoid having them set into the granite.


Colors

Granite is a natural stone that comes in a variety of colors that coordinate with your home. Granite is a natural stone and comes in colors that blend seamlessly no matter what your color scheme or decorating styles is. You'll find browns, black, white, beige and other lovely color options.


Granite is an excellent choice for kitchen and bathroom counters. It's durable, easy to care for, stands up to heat and scratches, and it adds an elegant touch to wherever it's used.

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