Granite Natural stone
Granite has durability, which gives it longevity. This allows this stone to be used not only for interior decoration – kitchen countertops, window sills, but also for a wide range of exterior decoration – floor coverings, stairs, facades.
Granite countertops are harder than most conventional countertops, and withstand normal wear and tear well. Because granite is such a hard material, it is scratch-resistant – cutting will damage your knives, but not the countertop! Another advantage of granite over other materials is its resistance to heat.
Granite Natural stone solution
Granite is a magmatic rock formed in the depths of the earth under high pressure and temperature. Granite is mined in quarries in Italy, China, India, Brazil and other parts of the world. It is one of the most popular natural decorative stones, the use of which is quite wide.
Granite has durability, which gives longevity. This allows this stone to be used not only for interior decoration – kitchen countertops, window sills, but also for a wide range of exterior decoration – floor coverings, stairs, facades. Granite is resistant to abrasion and heat (up to 270 ºC), making it ideal for kitchen countertops.
Because granite has a low porosity, it does not accumulate bacteria on its surface, and remains resistant to nutrients (citric acid, vinegar), coffee, tea, wine, and other contaminants. Granite is mostly used in the construction of copyrighted monuments and in modern interior and decoration works.
Granite is also often used in construction – granite tiles, slabs for walls, roofs and floor coverings are produced, as well as other elements of interior and exterior design.
Granite can be given a variety of processing textures – its surface can be beautifully polished-glossy surface or a rough, uneven matte surface is obtained by special processing. So having granite in the kitchen or interior will be both a very practical and luxurious solution for you.
Natural granite countertops
Worktops made of natural granite stone are valued for their impeccable aesthetics and durability – it is an extremely convenient cooking tool, resistant to scratches and physical damage. Most people with natural granite countertops, most kitchen “chefs”, will ensure that stone countertops are unequivocally superior to laminated wood or wood, as the main advantages of stone are hygiene, abrasion and heat resistance, easy care and beauty. Hygiene is paramount in the kitchen, so due to the extremely low absorbency of the stone, for example when cutting raw meat, its fatty liquids are not absorbed into the stone surface, so no bacteria accumulates in it. This is especially important for parents raising young children. It is also possible to cut, knead the dough on the stone table top – it does not stick to the table top, to put hot dishes – it is not afraid of a sudden change in temperature. In addition, the natural granite stone countertop cleans perfectly, is durable and always looks like new. So having a “stone” in the kitchen will be both a practical and an impression of luxury.
Maintenance of natural granite stone products (worktops, window sills, fireplace decoration)
Countertop – a kitchen business card. In order to preserve the high technical properties and aesthetic characteristics of a granite stone countertop, it needs to be regularly maintained in accordance with certain rules and recommendations.
When caring for a natural stone countertop, sink, fireplace or window sill, it is not suitable to clean them with conventional cleaners as they can damage the stone surface. Special stone cleaning pastes or spray cleaners effectively clean the stone and give it a shine.
It is recommended to impregnate each countertop with a special agent for natural stone, which gives the stone very good protection from water, grease and moisture. The tool is deeply absorbed into the stone, does not change the original color of the stone, enlivens the stone pattern, but does not leave a film on the surface and allows the stone to breathe. It is enough to clean the impregnated worktop with a damp sponge and wipe with a dry cloth.
Articles made of granite natural stone are long-lasting, but simple care is necessary to make them happy. For daily cleaning, special measures are usually used to allow the stone to retain its natural color and shine for longer and, most importantly for natural stones, not to damage the stone’s surface with normal chemistry. Attention! Impregnants do not protect natural stone from acids, so it is necessary to be very careful not to leave any residue of wine, lemon, tomato, onion on the table top. However, if there is no “accident”, there are special stone cleaning pastes that remove acid stains from the stone – all you need to do is take care of the stain immediately.