WHAT IS GRANITE?
Granite is the natural stone that is hard enough to resist most abrasion, weathering, strong enough to bear significant weight, and it accepts a brilliant polish. These characteristics make it a very desirable and useful stone for both kitchen, bathroom and outdoor countertops. However, granite is frequently selected because it is a prestige material, used in projects to produce impressions of elegance, durability and lasting quality ideal for fabricating beautiful granite countertops.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE GRANITE FOR MY COUNTERTOPS?
There are several different types of stone used for kitchen countertops, such as granite, quartz, marble, onyx, limestone and soapstone. Although there are many options, Granite is the best kind of stone to use in your kitchen, due to its versatility, range of colors and extreme durability for a space that is used every day.
Since Granite is such a durable stone it’s a great choice for making counters that are incredibly stain, scratch and chip resistant which will last the lifetime of the home.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW GRANITE COUNTERS?
Here at Synergy we seal your Granite to ensure a safe coated layer to resist stains. The sealer acts like a layer of scotch guard to protect the stone from harsh stains. Cleaning your counters is very simple too! The safest way to clean your Granite is with a mild soap and water. Do not use acidic cleaners such as bleach, vinegar or other harsh materials
STAINING & SCRATCHING GRANITE
Granite counters are heat resistant and can withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without damage to a certain temperature. Again, this is a great choice for someone who loves to cook so you can easily use your countertop.
Generally, any liquid spilled on a granite top, if wiped up within a few minutes, will not stain. However, even water can soak into a granite countertop and leave a dark colored spot, but this will evaporate in minutes. Liquids that do not evaporate, such as oils will cause stains if left to soak into the stone for too long.