Granite is one of the most beautiful natural stones you can incorporate into your home, and is ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and are interested in purchasing granite countertops, here are some important things you should know:
- No two slabs of granite are perfectly identical, which is why it’s important to shop for granite countertops in person so you can compare the variations in color, tone, and granularity between different granite slabs
- Although it is not recommended, you can use a granite countertop as a cutting board
- You can safely place items from your oven, stove top, or grill directly on granite without a trivet or hot pad (Note: it is not recommended that you place hot glass dishes on granite since they may crack due to the cool temperature of the granite)
- Any damage to granite countertops can be repaired using a mixture of epoxy and ground granite chips
To learn more about granite, or to shop for a beautiful granite countertop in person, visit a kitchen design showroom in Westchester County, NY.