Granite countertops have long been popular for their beauty, durability, strength, functionality, hardness, and whatnot!
But, with popularity comes clouds of misconceptions, and as a leading granite tiles manufacturer in the country, we are here with a blog debunking all your granite countertop myths.
Popular Granite/Granite Countertop Myths
Granite is Not Affordable
Well, we wouldn’t say granite is very cheap, but it is certainly affordable. It is an excellent investment considering its strong natural build, properties, and hardness (anywhere between 6-8 on the Mohs hardness scale).
Coming to the cost of granite, the natural stone is available in abundance, one factor contributing to the overall lower costs of granite compared to other and rare natural stones. Since granite has been popular for a long time, the cost of stone for every square foot is continuously decreasing.
Moreover, installing granite in your space will surely pay long-term returns by increasing your residence’s beauty and monetary value.
Granite Countertops are Not Safe For Preparing Food
Countertops are designed to come in contact with kitchen appliances and food. Granite countertops undergo specific tests and checks to ensure they are highly safe for kitchen chores. We ensure every granite and natural stone countertop made by StoneSenter meets industry standards and international standards (in the case of exports) set by authorities.
Moreover, the stone is generally sealed and less porous, keeping bacterial growth at bay for a long time; another reason why granite countertops are safe and ready to come in contact with your food.
Granite Countertop Requires Heavy Maintenance
Granite is one of the hardest natural stone countertops and is not easily damaged. The stone/countertop has excellent scratch, stain, chemical, and heat resistance properties.
Even though there are so many qualities in one, granite is not hard to maintain.
Yes, it requires sealing; the best sealants can last a lifetime with one application. For regular maintenance and cleaning, all you need to do is wipe up spills, stains, and the entire countertop with a soft cloth and lukewarm water. You can also use a water-soap solution as a cleaner.
Granite is Mainly Bought When in Trend
Even though trends are taking over the customers and their preferences like a storm, granite countertops are evergreen and here to stay for decades to come. It has been and will remain popular among homeowners looking to install natural stone countertops in their kitchens. All thanks to the properties and strength it features.
Granite Does Not Add Visual Value to the Space
Well, we can only laugh at this myth. Granite is a beautiful natural stone featuring tiny crystals formed naturally over the years. The crystals are visually appealing and are capable of reflecting light.
The stone is beautiful, with pebbles and flecks in several patterns and colors. Granite might not be the most beautiful natural stone, but it catches viewers’ attention irrespective of where it is installed.
Ignore the Myths, Trust us, and…
Get your space a beautiful yet functional granite countertop full of valuable properties. You can explore a variety of options on our website and even contact us for more such beautiful granite countertops.
For foreigners looking to add value to their space with quality granite countertops, we are a proud granite exporter in India, catering to such demands from across the world.