Here is a look at some of the frequently asked questions about granite countertops, Toms River and elsewhere.
Why is granite so good for countertops?
Granite is a very hard stone and that makes it durable and able to handle a lot of things like preparing food, heat, scrapes and so on. It is tough and practical being scratch-resistant, heat-resistant and stain resistant as long as it has its coating. But it is not just right in terms of its practical qualities, granite countertops LBI are also very attractive and their nature makes them unique with different patterns and colors. Even in the same quarry, it is unlikely that two granite slabs will look the same. It is easy to look after as well.
What are the finishes you can choose from?
There are different finishes on the surfaces that you can choose from as they use different techniques. These are brushed, polished, honed and flamed options that each create different looks. The most popular option for kitchen countertops is polished because it creates a very shiny and mirror-like appearance. It makes it look very elegant but is also practical because it is easy to clean. Honed are not as shiny and are a more homey or casual look. With flamed finishing the granite is exposed to very high heat that causes the surface to crystalize and melt creating a textured, rough feel that is also slip resistant.
How is granite best cared for?
When you choose to have granite countertops Toms River, you will need to make sure it is resealed every year otherwise it does not remain stain resistant and it becomes porous again and so on. At the installation, your installer will apply that seal but then after that, it is something for you to manage. It then needs to be cleaned with a neutral cleaner using a soft cloth. As long as you hire expert installers they can offer advice on cleaning techniques and also on sealing the surface.
Is it possible to avoid having seams?
When it comes to granite one of the things you have to put up with really are the seams if you are looking to join two slabs. There are things the installer can do to limit the seam’s visibility. There are also things you can do as well. During the planning, you can talk to the installer about how to have the seams hidden away and they will be able to do something to help and offer you additional advice.