Granite Countertops San Diego

Another one of the most commonly used materials for countertops is granite. Like quartz, this material is also very resilient. Granite is a natural rock that is cut in its natural state and is then polished for use in homes. Maintenance after each use is suggested to prevent staining with granite. To clean granite, use warm water and soap to help keep its shine.

Granite Countertops San Diego

Such a strong material is difficult to scratch and is able to resist temperature changes. Because it is natural stone, granite doesn’t provide as wide of a range of color options and each piece is different, therefore, often times kitchens need to be planned around the slab that is chosen. That being said, planning a kitchen around a granite countertop is not always a simple task.

Granite Countertops San Diego

Why Choose Granite?

One of the finest materials for use in the kitchen is granite. Granite countertops are hard-wearing, come in a range of attractive colors and patterns and, given reasonable care, will last a lifetime.

Granite is a natural stone material (as opposed to quartz countertops which are man-made) and has several properties making it ideal for use in the kitchen. Every piece of granite is unique. It has an attractive mottled look and probably the deepest shine of any material used in the kitchen. Simply wipe away any spills without leaving them to dry and for extra protection and to keep that superb high-gloss finish use a proprietary cleaner once a week.

Although granite is a cold material, granite kitchen countertops seem to suffer no damage when hot pans straight from the cooker are placed on them. This is a useful feature for those cooks who like to put things down straight off the cooker rather than walk across to the sink and put them on the draining board. It also means that you can keep all the pans together when ready to serve the food, rather than have them scattered around the kitchen.