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Granite the Great

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There are many bathrooms out there that have run their course and are due for an update. If you find yourself in the category of fossil bathroom owners, a great way to give them a makeover is with the greatness of granite. Let’s give granite a loving examination that will hopefully inspire you to get some for your own kitchen or bathroom.

Because granite has survived the test of time, there’s no reason why it should not survive the test of your home’s dangers. Granite is one of the most durable stones out there, right next to quartz. So if your overhead pot holder drops straight onto your granite countertop, you’ll get a sense of this strength. The same goes for heavy bathroom objects like a hair dryer or fallen glass panels. Because granite can withstand intense heat, it won’t get damaged by say, an oven tray that’s just come out of a 425 degree oven. 

One drawback to granite is that it’s a very porous stone. What does this mean? When something is porous, it becomes very susceptible to water. When water penetrates the surface of the stone, it can permanently damage its look. However, it’s nothing a little granite sealing can’t heal. The experts recommend getting granite sealed and then re-sealed every 2-3 years. 

When it comes to design, granite is incredibly flexible because no two slabs will be alike. That’s the beauty and part of the sheer greatness of granite. It can be found in all kinds of colors with unique patterns, veins and roadways to its past. 

The next time you’re in the market for a bathroom revamp, consider granite as a timeless option that will last lifetimes. 

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