Eden Prairie Granite Fabrication and Installation Company Offers Facts about Granite
Minneapolis Granite provides interesting information about granite and granite countertops.
By: Minneapolis Granite
For one, they note that granite is one of the hardest substances in the world, second only to diamonds. However, they want homeowners to know that when cutting food on their granite countertops, it is important to remember that granite is stronger than their knife. So if they want to keep their knives in perfect shape, it is suggested to use a cutting board.
Granite is also a completely natural stone, which means it came from the earth, and is not man made. However, there are many man made products designed and created to look just like natural granite. So, they say it is important area residents make sure they know what they're looking at when shopping around.
Granite has also been around for centuries. It has been used in kitchens and homes for hundreds of years, becoming increasingly popular in recent decades. But granite itself is much older, believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago.
Even though granite is very strong, granite can still be broken. In fact, because granite isn't flexible, it can be broken when it's dropped. It can also chip and crack if very large or heavy objects fall on granite.
A common myth about granite countertops is that they contain radon. However, they claim granite countertops will not bring radon into the home. Radon usually enters homes through small cracks and openings in a home's foundation.
And, when it comes to resealing granite countertops, depending on the type of granite selected, they might never need to be resealed. Typically, when granite countertops are fabricated, the fabricators will seal all of the granite prior to installation and they won't need to be sealed again. But if homeowners are concerned about whether or not their granite needs to be resealed, there is a simple test to do. They can put a drop of water on their counters. If it does not bead up, then the granite probably needs to be resealed.
If you have any further questions about granite, contact your local granite countertop installers today.
Minneapolis Granite is a locally-owned and -operated business that has been serving the Twin Cities Metro for more than 100 years. The company fabricates and installs natural stone countertops locally in and around Eden Prairie. The Minneapolis Granite team is dedicated to its impressive service record. For more information, please visit the blog at http://www.minneapolisgranite.com/