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Selecting the right stone for your countertop is serious business. After all, you will be looking at it everyday for as long as you own your house. Here are three things to keep in mind when buying granite tops.
Using stone outside the home is also in high demand these days. The façade, driveway, staircases, walkways, patio, retaining walls and landscape all feature here. The type of stone and finish that is chosen plays a significant role in setting the tone of the home.
Granite can make a terrific aesthetic statement in your kitchen. Whether smoothly honed or polished to a mirror finish, it can compliment most design styles.
Modern technology has improved our ability to quarry, cut, shape, and finish granite, which has dragged it out of the kitchen and into a host of other applications for the home and office. There are many reasons why granite is an excellent material for outdoor and indoor applications.
There are many different sealers that can be applied to natural stone. Here is a quick list to get a general idea of whats out there.
There are nearly 9,000 types of stone and probably three times as many names. Do not let names confuse you. Many importers will give a stone a different name. So, it’s not unusual for one stone to have several names.
Since no two granites are exactly alike, one may be very absorbent while another may be very resistant. The idea that all granite and natural stone must be sealed is a myth. According to its individual properties, some granite may need a sealer while others won’t.
Marble is the stone of kings and gods. More ancient monuments were constructed of it than any other stone. Marble festoons the hallways of cathedrals and palaces. It drapes the floors of the richest millionaires, yet graces the baths of the most modest homeowners.
With the recent advance in CNC technology, granite and marble countertops have practically limitless possibilities for edge profiles. When you are ready to purchase your countertop, you will be offered a variety of edges.