Granite is composed of several minerals such as quartz, silica, mica, obsidian and feldspar. People like to opt for granite due to its beauty. Slabs of granite consist of unique crystals, color variations and depth. The stone is famous world-wide because it never loses its color and brilliance. Granite is the first choice for countertops in many parts of the world including countries like the US, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Norway, Sri Lanka and Italy.

The cost of this stone for countertops will vary as per the square footage and many other factors including edge and backsplash selections. Beveled edges are in demand these days. Anything special you want to add up to the edge will increase the price. Countertops made of granite are very durable. The stone is natural therefore you cannot get a warranty attached to it.

Many substances are non-friendly for a granite countertop. These substances include wine, mustard oils and several acidic chemicals. The stone is heat resistant and will never scratch, crack or get blisters. Granite countertops can be easily cleaned with warm water and a light colored dish soap.

Many special stone cleaners are also available in the market. However, you need to take special care of those abrasive cleaners available as they can prove harmful for your granite countertops.

The stone should be resealed once the moisture soaks in. Remember that the stone should be resealed at least once or twice a year. Applying a non-yellowing paste wax once or twice a year will also do.

You should hire a professional to install your granite countertop and US Cabinets Plus can be that professional.

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