|Granite is an igneous rock meaning it was formed and created after magma or mixture of molten rock cools down and solidifies. It is composed of four minerals – hornblende, mica, quartz, and feldspar. This combination of minerals creates a very excellent material that can withstand thousand of pounds of pressure. Granite is very durable and comes in various shades or colors. Also, when sanded and polished, you can see most of the different minerals (grains) in the stone, making it the material of choice for plaques, tombstones, monuments, stone walls and kitchen countertops. Since it’s made out of porous material, it requires a more frequent maintenance than other countertops. This is why annual resealing of granite countertops is a must. But it can endure heat from let’s say a very hot pot straight from the stove since only granite itself or diamond can cut this stone. Replacing dated countertops to granite countertops Richmond homeowners can be assured that their home value will increase if they chose to do so.
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