Granite is most commonly used on kitchen counters where food is prepared. It is easy to clean, resistant to stains and looks good. A slab of granite is cut, treated and polished until it’s smooth and ready to be cut into a countertop.
No two stones in nature look exactly the same, so granite counter-tops have a unique design. The different types of granite are mined from different locations around the world and, therefore vary in price based on location and how common each piece is. The price of granite is down to 2 key facts, production cost at source and scarcity. The cost is never down to quality. Granite is available in a moderate selection of colors. Neutral colors are most common, but it also is available in a few colorful shades, such as red, green and blue.
Granite has several advantages over other countertops. Because granite is so strong and durable, it will last for years with little effort on your part. Cleaning granite is as simple as wiping it down with a warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth to stop smears. The granite slabs are sealed to prevent staining and this clear finish is what makes them so easy to clean.