Unique among almost all other home building materials, granite is a stone which has been in style for thousands of years, and which has every indication of being the pinnacle of home elegance
for thousands more. Its unique properties are amplified by the fact that no two pieces are identical, meaning that you can truly own a one-of-a-kind piece which cannot be replicated.
What is Granite?
Granite is a naturally occurring stone which is unearthed in giant slabs and then using machines is cut, shaped, and smoothed into smaller, more manageable shapes fit for home renovation projects. Already virtually impenetrable, a polishing film is usually added, ensuring decades of pristine finish and subtle beauty. Its use in human architecture can be documented as far back as the ancient Egyptians, although it became far more commonly found in dwellings in the last few centuries. One area of Scotland in fact is known as the "Granite City” for its gratuitous use of the stone in many government buildings and road during the 1800's.
Why Should I Choose it for my Home?
If you are someone who appreciates the finer things in life without the maintenance that often comes with such elegance, then granite is definitely the right choice for you. This stone is excellently placed in the kitchen for a number of reasons; each with their own merits.
Durability – The kitchen is by far the most used room in the house. With our lives so hectic these days we often have times where we are simply too exhausted to do much living in the living room. The bathroom, although perhaps frequented more often, is not a space in which we spend a great deal of time. Bedrooms can often be overlooked after a long day when we crawl right into bed. But the kitchen is the one room where it all comes together. Most people tend to try and cook at least one meal a day, and if you have children, you probably spend a great deal of your time preparing food for your family. As granite is so strong and impenetrable, it is unfazed by heat, and, to a reasonable degree, damage. Although there is a chance for imperfections to appear due to heavy force, a wayward knife would be no match for its tough exterior.
Variety – Granite can be naturally found in shades of pink, green, blue, white, and slate, and as such can be matched to nearly any room, decorations, or appliances.
The WOW Factor – Granite is a truly beautiful stone which not only bring a touch of class and elegance to a room, but a hint of fun as well. Tiny crystals occurring in the stone reflect light at different times of day, causing the material to take off a different, three dimensional look every time you see it. There is also just something about the feeling in a room with granite countertops which speaks of comfort and warmth.
Stop by your local granite supplier today to check out all of the many options available to you
. It could be the beginning of an association which lasts longer than you do!