How your kitchen and bathroom looks is a representation of who you are. Your guests will often gather in the kitchen because that’s where the food will be supplied, and the bathroom is another area of your home your guests will visit throughout their stay. With a lot of people coming and going from these rooms, you want to make a good impression.
How do you do that though? That’s an easy question to answer: granite countertops.
Who do you get to install granite countertops? Another easy question: King’s Granite and Marble.
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GRANITE COUNTERTOPS: NATURAL STONE SELECTIONS
Granite is one of the most popular natural stone selections for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Every slab of granite is unique, which adds to the fun when making your selection.
Since granite comes in almost every color imaginable, it makes it easy to choose a granite that will match with the color schemes of your kitchen or bathroom. Granite also comes in varying patterns with some being very busy and others being more subtle. There is so much you can do with granite depending on the look and feel you want for your kitchen or bathroom.
If you want a more subtle vibe in the kitchen, you can go with a more neutral granite in color and in pattern.
If you want to make stark contrasts you can choose a darker granite or granite in a color that’s unexpected, like red.
No matter how you want your kitchen or bathroom to look, granite can make it happen.
GRANITE COUNTERTOP INSTALLATION IN HOUSTON
Choosing your granite may have been difficult, but you’re not done yet. You have to decide who you want to install them for you. The choice for installation of granite countertops in Houston is simple: King’s Granite and Marble.
Unlike our competitors, we will come out to your home to physically inspect the area where the new granite countertops are going to be installed and then give you a free quote.
GRANITE COUNTERTOP FAQs
Using your granite countertops as a cutting board will not damage the stone.
However, we do not recommend doing this because of the damage the stone will do to your kitchen knives.
Granite is one of the world’s toughest natural stones, using it as a cutting board will not only dull but chip your knives.
Of course, although incredibly tough and resilient, granite countertops are susceptible to damage.
Here are a few types of damage Granite countertops are susceptible too under specific circumstances:
- Impact damage
- Heat damage
The heat from pots and pans will not crack granite.
However, extreme temperatures have been known to severely discolor and damage the stone’s sealant.
There has been no concrete evidence of granite countertops harboring bacteria.
However, granite is a porous stone. If you are handling raw meat directly on the countertops, germs can get into microscopic holes and other vulnerable areas.
To some degree, yes.
If you look very closely, it is possible to find seems in some areas of granite. However, professional and experienced granite countertop fabricators have ways of making seems discreet.
The safest way to clean granite countertops without damaging the stone is to stick with soap and water!
Harsh cleaners can severely damage your countertop’s sealant, leaving the stone highly susceptible to staining and additional damage.
Although the sealant helps to fight off stains, they can still set in.
The best way to avoid staining is to promptly clean up any spills and avoid harsh cleaners that will destroy your sealant.
Is it possible for granite to crack? Of course!
However, cracks in granite are highly unlikely to occur in everyday use.