The Most Common Myths about Granite Countertops - Part 2

From kitchen and bathroom countertops to backsplashes, walls, floors and stairs, the granite represent the best solution to fulfill many design dreams. We know that choosing the right material for your work is not an easy job. Since being informed is a very big part of the choice you have to make, here are some myths that need to be demolished, or explained.

We’ve talked a little bit about some of them on our last blog, and we will pursue the rest now. We would like you to understand well the complexity and beauty of granite and choose it as the material that will increase the value of your home.

Kitchen Granite countertop
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Myth: Granite countertops are expensive.

Granite counters are usually competitively priced compared to other high-end surfacing materials. You will be amazed when you compare the price of granite to other popularly famed "luxury surfaces". Granite offers you an unmatched value with its natural beauty, elegance and longevity. And let’s face it, granite countertops add character and warmth to kitchens, baths and other areas of the home with a richness that cannot be duplicated in synthetic materials.

Myth: Granite countertops maintain bacteria growth.

Granite (low in porosity and typically sealed) it is easier to keep clean and is resistant to bacterial growth, which helps maintaining your home environment healthier! Records maintained by The Center for Disease Control confirm that there is absolutely no evidence of granite maintaining bacteria. Additionally, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, as well as the Hospitality Industry, give granite a clean bill of health. Granite is no more or less sanitary than any other surface.

Myth: Granite countertops should be resealed once or twice a year.

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This is a generalization. Many different types of stone are sold commercially as "granite". Some are inherently resistant to staining without applying any sealer, and applying sealers to these stones can actually cause other problems. There is no general recommendation that can be made about use of sealers on granite. The answer is specific to each individual type of stone.

Myth: Granite countertops lose its polish over time.

While this may be true sometimes of marble, granite will shine years from now just as if it was brand new. Since granite counters are highly scratch resistant they will not show wear from daily use.

Myth: Granite countertops are the most trendy countertops.

We would rather state that they are the most popular countertops. Trendy implies that something is currently in style, but its status is easily changeable. Granite countertops have become a standard of sophistication a few decades ago, and still are a sign of upgrade or solid investment in functional home décor. Granite is a material that lasts a lifetime. It doesn’t age or become less beautiful over time. These are not attributes of trends but rather qualities homeowners continue to look for when they choose materials for their homes.

Now, if you would like to learn more about our granite products, or request a quote today for information on variety and pricing, please Contact us or stop by our showroom located at 63246 Old Military Road in Pearl River!

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2 Comments

  1. Dorina A
    Dorina AThursday, June 4, 2015, 13:38

    Thanks for your additions, Marielle Holmes. You are so right. Granit rocks!

  2. Marielle Holmes
    Marielle HolmesThursday, June 4, 2015, 6:4

    Thanks for this post. I find it very interesting. Granite countertops can add a sleek elegance to any kitchen, and because they're highly durable, they don't require much maintenance. If your granite countertop's dullness is due to light, surface etching, granite-polishing powder may be able to remove it.

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