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   10 Benefits Of Installing
Granite Countertops: Durable
 Kitchen To Bathroom Color
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10 Benefits Of Installing Granite
 Countertops: Durable Kitchen
      To Bathroom Color
Installing granite countertops in your kitchen or bathroom has now
become much easier, thanks to the free samples that are available
online.


Granite tiles or slabs provide a unique and long-term home
remodeling solution. By installing modular granite countertops, you
will be finishing your home with one of the toughest, most
sophisticated natural stone choices on the market.


Best of all, no two slabs are alike - you will therefore be creating a
unique-looking, luxurious kitchen. You can also be sure that with good
care, the splendid looks of your slab or granite tile countertop
installation will not fade over time.


Let's take a look at the 10 main benefits of installing granite
countertops:




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1. Adding Value To Your Home With Granite


It is almost a given that with elegant granite counter top colors
brightening your kitchen, you will be adding to the value of your
property. Such a mini kitchen remodeling job, can be a sound
investment. It adds such style to a kitchen - just what you need when
you have a 'For Sale' sign outside later on. If you have funds from a
home improvement loan available, this makes much more sense than
adding new carpeting for instance.


2. Granite Countertop Cost Spells Affordable Aesthetic Appeal


Granite is a natural material that is freely available. It has been
around for centuries, yet the trend towards home use has only taken
hold in the last forty years or so. While it may seem expensive
compared to other options, it comes with a measure of durability that
can turn out to be more of a investment for the homeowner than
many other remodeling projects. It is a practical and attractive
solution for kitchen or bathroom cabinets.


3. Granite Counter Top Colors Display Nature's Unique Designs


The slabs come with subtle elements of color and variety that no
man-made product can duplicate fully. It makes a individualistic
design statement in your home and adds character to kitchens. You
will note that the colors change constantly, as the light in the room
changes. The color, specks and other patterns are all the way through
the stone, not just a layer on top as with most man-made
alternatives. These characteristics are different in every piece of stone
you use when installing granite countertops.



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An amazing array of colors are available. This is in part due to the fact
that the material is quarried from all over the world. Each area's
stone has its unique qualities. Shading varies from light to all the rich,
warm and deep tones. Discount granite countertops can be
coordinated with almost any sink finish and accessory type, from
ceramic to copper and stainless steel. This is not simply a new fad. It
has been around for ages and has a solid track record, so to speak.


4. Banish Bacteria When Installing Granite Countertops


Due to its texture, this is one of the most sanitary materials for a
kitchen. As it isn't porous, it won't be prone to harboring bacteria and
other kitchen no-no's. Mold and mildew won't get a grip here. Of
course, if you make use of granite tiles, you will still have grout lines
that are prone to mildew problems and staining.


5. Caring For Granite Countertops Isn't Difficult


Maintenance is fairly simple, provided you use some common sense.
Daily cleaning will involve little more than a quick wipe with a soft
cloth or some paper towels. Use ordinary soapy water. Due to the
dense grain the stone isn't very porous and staining therefore isn't a
major problem. Once it has been sealed or polished, it is resistant to
moisture. The sealing needs to be repeated every 1 to 3 years. Learn
to clean as you go along. It is just so much simpler and safer to wipe
a mess immediately.


6. Granite In A Family-Friendly Kitchen


In almost all respects this is an option that is fine with kids in the
home. There is very little that they can do that will damage your

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counters. Perhaps you should just ask them not to hang from the
more vulnerable edges, as this may cause a problem in the long run.


7. Room For Repairing Granite Countertops


This stone has another feature that makes it popular. If you do have
an area that is damaged, it can be repaired. Just don't attempt this
yourself. Speak to your supplier, describing the flaw, and get expert
advice.


8. Granite Is A Tough Cookie


The hard surface can't be scratched, except by more granite or
diamonds. This is where its practicality for kitchen use comes in. You
can't afford to tip-toe around cabinets and work stations. You need to
be able to do your job without fear of damaging the surface. When
installing granite countertops, you will have this reassurance. The fact
that it won't become scratched is one of the main reasons why it
retains its shiny appearance for so many years.


9. Granite Can Withstand Heat


These surfaces cope admirably with temperature changes and won't
blister or crack. It can even resist frying pan heat. No hot griddle will
leave a reminder on your new countertops. Even so, it is advisable to
still use pads or trivets when working with hot items.


10. Why Cooks Have Fun Installing Granite Countertops


Cooks love working on solid granite. You can even cut on it without

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damaging the surface. And you will be amazed by how well your
dough suddenly turns out. The cold surface is perfect for handling
pastry.


When installing modular granite counter tops, you may just discover
that the whole family suddenly becomes keen on cooking!




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Description: A stone available for centuries, but only coming to life in homes in the last 40 years: installing granite countertops. What are the 10 main benefits that contribute to the popularity of this trendy interior design choice?