Granite Kitchen Countertops in St. Louis
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Granite is a beautiful, natural product for kitchen countertops. There are hundreds of unique colors and patterns of granite countertops. Many of the color variations have a depth to them that has yet to be met by a man-made product. This natural stone is mined from the earth and split into large slabs that can be polished to have a high gloss, or a number of other finishing techniques can be applied. Many people choose to select their granite slabs from a granite yard. This allows you to pick just the right granite slab with just the right color or movement for your kitchen countertop. You can even choose a specific layout of slab so certain elements are shown in your granite kitchen countertop. It is important to understand granite is a naturally occurring material, so even the colors with the same name will have variations from slab to slab. In addition, the coloring can even differ from one half of the granite slab to the other half.
Since granite is a porous material, you have to seal it for use of a kitchen countertop. Sealing is not a complicated process; you simply spray the sealer over the granite countertop, wait a few moments, and wipe it away. Resealing granite countertops is recommended once a year as you do not want to over-seal the countertop because it will become dull. Granite countertops are stain resistant as long as they are sealed properly. However, always avoid leaving spills sit for too long.
Diamonds are one of the very few materials that are stronger than granite, so cutting on your granite kitchen countertop will dull your knives. Since granite is a rock, it takes a few thousand degrees of heat to damage the stone. Nonetheless, still use hot pads with hot pots and pans because in a worst case scenario, granite can crack.