granite countertop

Don’t take your granite countertop for granted

A&S Granite and Marble is a great choice to deal with when producing a kitchen area granite countertop. I have actually heard some quite huge misconceptions for many years. I’d like to clear those up for folks thinking about installing a granite countertop. We have made a short list of these weird wrong facts about the granite countertop that everyone needs to know.

A granite countertop is strong, but not solid

Granite is exceptionally strong, but do not get deceived into believing it’s unbreakable. If utilized routinely, a granite countertop will likely make one or two extremely small chips in its lifetime. Strong blows, state from heavy metal pans, can trigger it to chip. Yet, a well-kept countertop might last 50 years without a single scratch.

Upkeep is essential

Granite is an incredibly thick and long lasting product, however as a natural stone, it’s permeable. Granite spots are unusual, but occur if a liquid gets spilled on the counter and is not immediately cleaned up. The longer a liquid such as juice, oil, or wine rests on the counter, the higher the opportunity that a stain will happen. We recommend liquids are never enabled to sit for any length of time.

Some house owners pick to seal their counters as soon as a year. However it may not be 100% essential. It depends on the sealant you use and the wear-and-tear on your counters. We seal our counters at installation so we can be sure our clients start off safeguarded. A water resistance test is simple. Drop a little water or oil on the stone. Wait a 30-60 seconds, if the stone begins to darken and absorb the liquid, it needs resealing.

Rumors about its radon levels are overplayed

The reality is granite is slightly radioactive, but not as scary as the reports make it out to be. The levels of radon in granite are even less so those discovered in regular garden soil. Its density makes it less likely to give off radon than a more porous stone, according to the EPA. Granite is a very safe material to have in your house, and a safe product on which to prepare food.

Variations are common

Do not choose your piece from an image, however rather select it personally. Each piece will be different from every other slab. Its age, origin, and soil structure will all have an influence on the colors & quality of the stone.

Changing Backsplashes

Sometimes it’s challenging to tie your new granite counter tops into an existing backsplash. We normally raise the height of your countertop or replace the bottom of the backsplash. It’s finest to intend on replacing the backsplash with a brand-new granite countertop.

If you need more information about your granite countertop, please feel free to reach out to A&S Granite and Marble today. You can call us directly at 813-571-1200 . Alternately, you can send us a message via email by using this convenient contact form.