Granite countertops add superb quality to any setting in a property. They enhance all kinds of locations with their cool, smooth surfaces. They add a touch of class to all types of rooms and make a statement about the owner.
The material is quarried and therefore is totally natural. Each piece of the finished product is unique. It is extracted from the quarries in large pieces and then is cut to the requirements of the customer. It is then polished to enhance the final state of a shiny and smooth product.
This hard and tough product can also be extremely vulnerable when in transit to be installed at its final destination. As it is very heavy it may need several people to lift it into its location. Once it is securely in place it is extremely durable and will last a very long time.
Several levels of quality of the material are available. The thickness reflects the quality and are referred to in a range of bands. There is a range of 5 bands with 30mm considered to be a good quality. Always select the best one you can manage to afford.
It is important to employ a fitter who specializes in granite installation. Firstly, he will take accurate measurements and recommend where to make the joins for the most aesthetic appearance. He will also take a template to ensure the finished product is a perfect fit. He will ensure that the countertops are professionally customized to your location.
Cleaning the installed countertops properly is very important. Spills should be wiped up straight away. Citrus juice spills could seep into the granite and stain the surface so take special care when using these fruits. Special granite cleaners are available but you could also use mild washing up liquids.
This classy material will give you years of pleasure. Every time you run your fingers over the shiny surface of the granite countertops you will experience the pleasure of knowing you have installed a touch of quality. You will love them.