About Granite Countertops
Granite countertops are known for their inherent beauty but, what exactly is granite and how does it get its beautiful looks? Geologically speaking, granite is classified as an igneous rock. This means that beneath the earth's crust, molten rock has cooled and hardened before breaching the surface of the earth. Because this molten rock stayed beneath the surface of the earth, it was able to cool more slowly. This allows a multitude of minerals to form together and orientate themselves within the stone before hardening.
This natural slower cooling process is what helps to make granite so incredibly hard. However, this process also creates a natural porosity to the stone as well. This means that your granite countertops, in their natural state, will be somewhat susceptible to staining. That’s why we strongly recommend including a high-quality sealant with your granite countertops installation services. You can choose a 25-year sealer so you won’t have to worry about stains for a very long time.
Granite Countertop Colors
There is nothing on earth that can quite compare to the natural palette of granite. Ultimately, the color of your natural stone countertops will depend on the region and specific minerals present during formation. Some of the most popular granite-producing regions include Italy, South America, Brazil, China, India, Canada, and the United States.
There are a number of granite quarries all around the world that produce a stunning array of natural hues and patterns. From bold blacks and pale pinks to brilliant whites and everything in between, you’re sure to find the perfect hue to match your vision.
Bathroom Granite Countertops & Vanities
Granite isn’t limited to just kitchen countertops. Bathroom granite countertops and vanities offer a number of benefits! Dreaming of creating a spa-like getaway with your bathroom home improvement project? What about a stunning masterpiece in the guest bath that will leave your family and friends talking long after the party ends? You’ll be hard pressed to find a material that can surpass the performance, durability, and aesthetics of granite bathroom countertops and vanities.
Consider the added benefits of the natural heat-resistance, decades of superior performance, and hypoallergenic characteristics of granite. This makes it easy to see why granite countertops remain the top choice for homeowners and buyers alike. No matter what your vision, bathroom granite countertops & vanities can fit your needs.