Granite is one of the most popular materials used for countertops today. Not only is it one of the most beautiful, natural materials and most popular, it has many other great benefits. Granite is an all-natural substance derived by the cooling and heating of molten rocks. It is also believed to be the oldest rock in the world so you know it is a long-lasting material! It is formed underground, and is known as a plutonic rock. Not only does this make it scientifically cool, this makes it unique with each piece, each one varying and original. No two slabs of granite will have the same, natural design. Granite is very durable, resisting heat and other every day, kitchen elements. When pulling something out of the oven you no longer need to lay down a heat resistant cloth, you can sit the baking dish directly on the countertop! This means no more burning food trying to find a cloth, or worse, burning you! It is best to avoid dropping heavy things on it or standing on it because it can chip with heavy force being exerted upon it. Granite is easy to size to all countertop spaces, creating a perfect fit! Granite also has a very clean, very polished look. This makes it look super sophisticated, but also makes your home feel extra clean. You’ll have limitless options in design and color, but always be one of a kind, so your kitchen or bathrooms will have a clean, polished, unique look! The average cost to install is $2,000-$4,000. Pricing of granite materials vary upon selection.
On Moh’s scale of hardness, granite has scored a seven, making it very sturdy and durable, but still be careful, especially on corners that lack support underneath. A few minerals can scratch it. It is okay to cut on it, but if will dull your knives and may leave residue that is hard to remove so it may be a better fit to use a cutting board, at least your knives will thank you!
Be careful of cleaning it with cleaning chemicals, such as bleach, because it will damage the sealant, which will cause it to require being re-sealed. Sometimes though, it is best to re-seal your countertops every 10 years just because it will keep them lasting longer! However, it is okay to use other, less harsh chemicals because granite is resistant to most chemicals. There are also several options available for polishing granite by yourself. These include topical sprays and paste that you merely spray or place on the countertop and scrub into the granite. If the paste leaves a somewhat cloudy residue, simply wipe up with soapy water. Your granite will shine brighter, as if it was freshly installed!
Your home will be more attractive and it will make it more valuable with granite countertops. Granite countertops will increase your home’s value, which has never hurt anybody when it comes to reselling! Granite will make the difference in which home buyers are choosing, having a fresh-looking kitchen is a focal point when it comes to selling your home! Have you ever been watching a show on HGTV and witness the entire esthetic of a home change simply by a remodeling a kitchen? A little paint, new floors, and new countertop can go a long way when it comes to reviving your homes beauty. You can think of it as a little facelift for your home! Also, if you are building a new home, why not start on the right foot with beautiful countertops? The choice is yours, and it is an easy one!
You can enjoy your granite countertops for the next 30 years, while your neighbors might have to replace their non-granite countertops a few times over s 30 year span. This will actually save you money, and stress, and inconvenience in the long run! Who wouldn’t want to make their life a little easier with a beautiful countertop? Granite countertops last twice as long as quartz, which is great for someone who loves to be in the kitchen making delicious meals! Also, if you are in the process of building a new home, why not avoid prolonging the construction for years down the line when you can start off with a beautiful, durable, long-lasting countertop now? Your home can be looking beautiful from move-in to move-out, or forever if you decide to stay!
Superior Wood Floors & Tile is your one stop shop when it comes to flooring, but also for countertop needs! If you are in the process of deciding whether to remodel your existing kitchen or bathroom, call us a for a free estimate! We can assist with flooring renovations, painting, and new countertops! If you have questions about which design elements to implement in your home, simply ask one of our qualified sales representatives! If you have a vision for your remodeled kitchen, we can help you execute that vision! Our passion is to help customers in reaching their homes full, beautiful potential!
Call us at 918-494-5055 to speak with our office staff or go to our website at superioroftulsa.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns or to simply see what else we can do for you. You can also schedule an estimate through our office! We have a photo gallery on our website to represent the quality of work Superior Wood Floors & Tile stands behind. Superior Wood Floors &Tile is the very best for all hard wood floors, engineered floors, vinyl floors, laminate floors, tile floors, tile backslash, tiled showers, carpet and countertop needs. We also offer full turn-key services to all who book with us! Visit us at our showroom located at 81st and Memorial in Tulsa, Oklahoma or call us to have a sales representative come to your home and give you a free estimate. We have the best and brightest sales representatives to help with all your remodel needs and decisions for your flooring and countertops! We are excited to help you with your new home or remodel!