Here at Hawk Industries, we offer a wide variety of countertop selections for your business or home. One of our most popular types of countertops for kitchens is granite due to its beauty and durability to last many decades. If you are deciding on which material to choose for your kitchen countertops, here is a list of the major pros of going with granite:
Granite is a natural stone that comes in a vast array of beautiful colors, including mixes of white, black, brown, beige, blue, and red. Its textured pattern elevates the overall look of your kitchen. If you are trying to sell your home, renovating your countertops to granite will cater to prospective buyers. Some types of granite include sparkling elements to reflect the light, so there is definitely a style out there to match the color scheme you have in mind.
Granite is incredibly durable, falling right behind diamonds as the second hardest material in the world. Under normal use, it is resistant to chips and scratches. If installed properly, granite countertops can last for decades. Granite is also resistant to heat. Therefore you don’t need to worry about using hot pots or pans on its surface. However, we advise you to use standard kitchen safety procedures, such as using pot holders, as a precaution to protect the prolonged use of your counters.
Easy to Clean
Everybody loves a clean and polished kitchen, and granite countertops allow for easy cleaning after meal prep or hosting guests. Granite is a porous material; however, by applying a sealant on an annual basis, it is resistant to stains. There’s no need to stress if you have children or pets in the home because the smooth surface of sealed granite makes for quick cleanup.
Compared to other countertops, granite is highly affordable, with prices ranging from $40 a square foot to $200, including installation costs. Of course, if you opt for a thicker slab, it will be a higher cost. However, the investment is worth it since it will last you at least thirty years. So you will ultimately save money in the long run.
Repairs Made Simple
Even with granite’s durability, small chips can occur. If this happens, it is very simple to repair granite countertops. First, putty in a matching color is used to place over the chip to harden into the shape of the counter. After hardening, the sealant is applied to protect the repair and prevent any liquid from damaging it.
Let’s Get Started on Your Installation!
Ready to transform your kitchen into a beautiful space? If you’re ready to install granite countertops, Hawk Industries is here to help you with our commercial services. We specialize in designing, building, and installing your quality countertops.
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