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Granite In Seattle is considered by many to be the most attractive material available for use as a
countertop. Whether buying a new home or remodeling your existing home, granite counters is
the preferred choice for many builders and remodelers.
Granite counters bring a warmth and beauty to kitchens and bathrooms that would be difficult to
achieve with any other material. Its endless range of colors and patterns make each slab of
granite unique, so no one else will have a counter that is exactly the same. You can get a pretty
good idea of how well the color of your piece of granite will fit in with the colors of your cabinets,
floors, and walls by bringing a sample piece to your home.
But because of the uniqueness of each slab of Granite Seattle Wa, you'll want your installer to
show you the exact slab of granite from which your counters will be cut. Make sure they overlay
your counter templates on the slab so you can see precisely how your counters will look. The
careful selection of the right piece of granite will bring you a lifetime of pleasure.
The aesthetic appeal of Granite Bellevue has very often been responsible for higher selling prices
and quicker sales of homes. Granite counters are the center of attention of any room in which
they are installed, and kitchens and bathrooms are usually the most influential rooms in creating
lasting impressions on visitors.
Granite is more expensive than most other materials used for counters. The higher cost of granite
is because of the great amount of labor involved in mining this natural stone from the quarries,
and then cutting the slabs to the exact specifications of the installation. This is why much of the
granite used in the USA is imported from countries like India, China, and Brazil, where the lower
cost of labor more than offsets the cost of shipping the stone. While granite counters tend to be a
bit more expensive, the elegance they provide cannot be equaled by most other materials.
Granite Tile Seattle is one of the hardest stones in existence and a diamond saw blade is required
to cut it. This hardness is what makes granite counters so durable and easy to maintain. Granite
is not likely to chip and is not going to be damaged by cutting. Granite In Seattle However, since
cutting on granite counters can scratch the polished surface, it is recommended that you always
use a cutting board. But, if your polished surface should be scratched, it can be polished smooth
again and will look as good as when it was first installed.
While granite is one of the hardest stones, it is also somewhat porous in its natural state. It is
possible for granite to be stained, even by water that is left on the surface. To prevent staining,
granite counters are sealed with products designed for this purpose. A properly sealed counter is
easy to maintain, but it does require periodic resealing. Most home owners consider this a minor
inconvenience when compared with the beauty and durability offered by granite.
There are few investments that will add as much value to a home as will granite counters. The
beauty and elegance of granite, along with its durability and easy maintenance, make granite
counters an ideal choice for any upscale home.