Countertops 101: Granite

Countertops 101: Granite

Welcome to a new blog series here on Framestead. We know choosing selections for your remodel or custom home can sometimes be stressful and overwhelming. Choosing countertops is no easier and may be one of the more difficult decisions regarding selections. We hope this blog can help you learn more about the more popular countertop options we see here at Framestead. We are here to come alongside you and make the design and selection process as seamless and easy as possible. This first post is all about granite’s material. This material is a very commonly used countertop for our projects. We are excited to share more about this material and hope that it can help you in your countertop research.

Granite is a striking piece of stone. Due to its natural formation, granite comes in various colors and patterns. Every granite slab is different, allowing you to have a unique slab in your kitchen that no one else has. This is also important to note if you consider installing granite in a large kitchen space with more than one slab. Since no slab is the same, finding slabs with similarities will be essential. However, many people adore this factor about granite and enjoy the fact that no one has the same countertops as them. There are also several different finishes that you can choose from when selecting your granite. Polished, honed, leathered, flamed, caressed, and brushed hammered are the six most common finishes of granite countertops. There is so much variety when it comes to granite and its looks. If granite is the material you want, do not shy away due to the array of colors and patterns. There is a color and finish that is guaranteed to look great in your kitchen or bathroom space.

Although granite is a natural stone, it ranks well on the Mohs Scale of Hardness at 7 out of 10. This ranking proves it is a solid material perfectly suitable for countertops. Although the countertop should be treated carefully, the granite is known to be scratch-resistant and heat-resistant. It is said that with the proper care, granite will last you a lifetime and never need to be replaced. It is vital that upon installation, your granite countertops are sealed. Sealing is something that is required on a semi-regular basis with granite. This ensures that your countertops will be protected from any spills or staining. Although it is essential to seal your countertops, it is also vital to quickly clean your granite when cooking or when an accident happens. Leaving messes can result in potential staining. Being proactive about proper care and cleaning when you have granite counters is essential. Another thing that makes granite different from other popular countertop options is how it is sourced. This stone is an excellent option for those looking for an eco-friendly option when shopping for countertops. Unlike other popular countertop options, granite is a natural stone, making it reusable and recyclable. This makes it suitable for the environment, giving you peace of mind knowing that you stay green throughout your home design process.

Finding the right countertop for your kitchen or bathroom can be overwhelming. Granite is a great selection among the popular options. Proper care and attention make it an excellent stone to have within your home. It is essential to research and know how to maintain any selection properly. Here at Framestead, our team is trained and has years of experience to guide you through the selection process and ensure you choose selections that make sense for your home and lifestyle.

We hope that this blog has been helpful to you. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your current home, it’s important to make your home feel like you! At Framestead, we are professionals who turn YOUR dreams and ideas into reality. Our goal is to help you create a home that you can fall back in love with.

Framestead serves the greater Houston, Texas area. From Kingwood, Conroe, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Humble, Porter, River Oaks, Crosby and all those in between!

Give our team a call at (832) 376-5130; we look forward to hearing from you!

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