People have been using granite for tens of thousands of years. Granite is a prestigeous material, used to produce impressions of elegance, style, sophistication and quality. Today, granite is used as a construction material, an architectural stone, a dimension stone, a decorative stone, and it is also used to manufacture a wide variety of products.
Granite is used in buildings, paving, monuments, bridges, and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, tile floors, stair treads and many other design elements.
Granite are predominantly white, pink, or gray in color, depending on their mineralogy and origin. Blue and red are the rarest granites – Slabs with blue or red are thus more expensive than those without.
Please feel free to scroll through our collection of granite products. If for some reason, you cannot find a colour you like, or you have a specific granite colour in mind that we do not have, then we will happily source it for you.
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GRANITE CARE (Granite Maintenance Tips))
Remember that your granite counter and kitchen tops are made of stone! This doesn’t mean they are indestructable, but they will last for a very long time. Granite countertops are very durable, resilient and age beautifully.
DO THE FOLLOWING
The easiest way to keep your stone looking great is to avoid bad habits that may damage it. Make sure to clean all spills quickly by simply using some hot water – even on white granite countertops. Try NOT to use dishwashing liquid – it won’t damage the granite, but repeated use could leave stains and even dull the granite’s polished shine.
AVOID THE FOLLOWING
Liquids such as wine, coffee, fruit juices, tomato sauce, and most cold drinks, have an acidic content. This will not etch granite like they do marble, but they could stain the surface of your granite top. Even cooking oils may leave a stain if not wiped up.
ADVANTAGES OF GRANITE
- Placing hot items or cutting on granite will never damage the surface. (It will actually dull your knives)
- Sanitary if sealed, making it non-Porous
- The various minerals within granite, add depth and character making every granite top different. Every granite top is thus unique!
- The colour of your granite countertop will never fade.
- Adds value and elegance to your home.
DISADVANTAGES OF GRANITE
- Granite can be expensive
- Granite requires some maintenance – you should reseal your granite countertop once a year
- Granite countertops have to installed by professionals – it is not recommended for the DIY enthusiast
- Granite can chip or crack if a heavy object is dropped onto it (but it can be fixed though!)
Granite countertops vs Quartz countertops
Which is the best? Below, we weigh granite and quartz up against each other.
GRANITEGranite is a very hard stone and 100 percent natural. It’s mined from quarries all around the world, cut down to a manageable size, and then polished to a fine finish.
- Each granite slab is unique
- Colour will never fade
- Requires some maintenance if sealed
- Heat resistant
- Porous (if not sealed): some staining can occur if spills are not cleaned
- Can be damaged (cracks or chips) from heavy blows
QUARTZQuartz is slightly different in that it is not 100 percent natural. Instead, countertops are manufactured using 95 percent ground natural quartz and 5 percent polymer resins.
- Quartz can be customised to your exact colour requirements
- Colours can fade in direct sunlight
- Requires no maintenance
- Can be damaged by heat – heat pads are advised for pots and pans
- Non-porous: easy to keep bacteria free
- Virtually indestructable