Granite countertops are one of the most impressive additions to a home kitchen in the eyes of potential buyers, and one that directly increases the resale value at least 10% for your home.
Granite is a crystalline, igneous rock formed from cooled magma. Because it comes from the core of highly-pressurized earth, particles of granite are tightly packed; this is the fact for its extreme hardness and durability of granite.
Marble in New York is found in a large pile and much excavation using heavy-duty machinery that must be done in order to dig, cut and transport these huge slabs of stone.
So with an average density of 2.75 grams per cubic centimeter, it is not surprising that granite countertops are some of the toughest materials in the market. You can drop a dozen similar ceramic plates in a granite countertop without notice scratches.
Granite is also heat resistant, so you can put hot pans and dishes right on top of it. Granite can withstand the passage of time is impressive. Many relics of ancient civilizations that have preserved the best are those made of granite.
But granite is not only tough. It is also one of the most beautiful countertop materials available. Crystal-smooth granite surface and has a variety of natural patterns of the complex.
Granite lasts a lifetime and saves a ton of money on a kitchen remodeling. Buyers may replace a closet shelf, but you can be sure that the granite table anyway.