4 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Granite Countertops

Granite is one of the most sought-after countertops in the industry. They are pricey, but last a lifetime and look absolutely stunning! Granite can increase your home’s value and make your whole kitchen shine; and is 100% natural stone. Besides all the common facts about granite that most homeowners
know, there is a lot about granite countertops that is not common knowledge.

Facts You Need to Know About Granite Countertops

Some colors are rarer – not all granite countertop colors appear in the same frequency. Colors such as red and blue appear much less common making these some of the most expensive types of granite countertops.

Granite is very very slightly radioactive – Yes, you read that right. But this does not mean granite is even remotely close to other radioactive materials or even X-rays. Granite has about the same radiation level as the soil outside your house, so the radiation level is nowhere near levels to cause any harm.

Granite is one of the hardest materials on earth – Granite is found naturally in nature and very few things can claim to be harder than granite. One of those is diamond so be careful as a diamond could scratch your granite countertop

Granite still needs to be protected – Granite may be one of the hardest materials on the earth but it is still vulnerable to water. That is why a granite countertop needs to be sealed every year or so to help protect it from any moisture that could mess with the design.

Granite countertops are very popular! There are a lot of cool and interesting things granite has to offer that no other countertop can. Check out our granite countertop selection at AMC countertops today.

If you have questions, give us a call at AMC Countertops (920) 204-7625 or fill out our contact form and we will call you! We proudly install a variety of sink styles and quartz countertops with custom edge profiles.  We carry an array of sinks from brands such as Solera and Blanco. We install granite, quartz, and Dekton countertops, and offer brands such as Cambria, Silestone, Viatera, Caesarstone, Corian Quartz, and more. We service the Fox Cities including, Fond du Lac, Ripon, Oshkosh, Neenah, as well as
Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Madison.

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