Granite consists of quartz, silica, mica, obsidian, feldspar and other natural minerals. Those who choose granite countertops over other options do so because of its distinct appearance. Each slab of granite has unique crystals, depth and color variations. Granite never changes colors, so it does not lose its brilliance over time. Granite comes from various parts of the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, China, India, Italy, Norway and Sri Lanka.
Granite is extremely strong and durable, and can take a fair amount of abuse without incurring any damage while retaining its exquisite beauty. Granite countertops contain minerals that are naturally resistant to bacteria, making them a perfect sanitary surfacing choice. When properly sealed, granite surfaces become even more germ-resistant and stains can be easily cleaned. Simple cleaning requires only warm water and mild soap.
Whether you're planning to build new, remodel or sell your home, you can increase the value with granite. In today's real estate market, granite surfaces rank as one of the top sought after features by homebuyers.