In a world that thrives on cheap imitations, people are often forced to sacrifice quality for rapidly produced materials. Yet it cannot be denied that a return to the earth's natural elements and materials is a refreshing, not to mention worry- free way to update a home.
Granite is one of the earth's most elegant materials used in a home's design and is often seen used as countertops and vanities in kitchens and bathrooms. When compared to other materials, granite demonstrates its superiority in aesthetics, functionality, quality and a unique look that will not go out of style.
What Is Granite?
Granite is a stone and is composed of feldspar and quartz. It crystallizes from magma that cools slowly far below the earth's surface rendering each piece completely unique. By selecting granite, homeowners feel confident that their products are 100 percent unique unlike anyone else's as each granite countertop or surface is impossible to replicate identically. By using natural materials, your countertops, cabinets and tiles will convey unique designs that no man-made product will ever fully duplicate.
This adds to the aesthetic appeal of a home, as colors will constantly look different as the light in a room alters. Light will reflect differently off of the colors, specks and patterns that lay below the surface of the granite, adding a luxurious and original characteristic to any home's design. This beautiful stone creates a gorgeous, sophisticated and updated look to any space.
Function and Quality
While there are many products that look good, they don't always function as well. Granite is one of the rare natural materials that are both functional and attractive. In fact, granite is one of the most practical surfaces to have in a kitchen, as it cannot be scratched, except by diamonds or other pieces of granite. This means that it will maintain its original look and remain new for years to come making it a sound investment. Granite, unlike other man-made materials will not have to be updated regularly and will ultimately increase the overall value of a home ensuring your space sparkles and exudes a calm beauty and natural elegance.
In terms of granite's other benefits, it not only can withstand the threat of scratches, but can also maintain itself under intense heat conditions. Your surfaces will not blister or crack should they accidentally come in contact with frying pans or griddles. Finally, the texture of granite makes it the most sanitary surface for a kitchen. It is not porous so it will not harbor bacteria. Also, maintaining cleanliness is easy with granite —all it takes is the simple wipe of a cloth.