Granite & Quartz
add beauty and value to your home
Laminate and Formica is GONE. Granite and Quartz is IN. The number one most sought after item in any kitchen or bathroom is granite. For instance, the kitchen is one of the most prominent spaces in a home, especially in open concept homes. The kitchen is the gathering place, the place where we eat, drink, and be merry. Relationships are strengthened and families and friends are united in this special room in your home.
Benefits of adding granite or quartz:
They add value to your home. Granite and Quartz bring the elements of the outdoors in. When you add outside elements to the inside of your home, especially something as eco-friendly as these products, you automatically add to the value of your home; it will appeal to many more interested buyers if you should ever put your home on the market.
Granite and Quartz countertops are durable. In fact, you would likely not be able to find a more durable stone-based countertop than granite. It is super tough, which means you would have a hard time scratching or chipping the surface of the stone. A sealer on these stones, applied by a professional for best results, can extend the life of the counter and help it resist stains (even wine) as well.
Granite and Quartz are earth friendly materials and they retain their natural look. Think about the difference between a rock fresh from the earth and compare it to one that has been tumbled and polished to keep a high shine that enhances the natural pattern of the stone. The same applies to your granite or quartz countertops, allowing for a variety of basic, marbled, speckled, and even leathered patterns.
Natural stone resists dirt and bacteria. The surface of a sealed granite or quartz countertop is not porous, so things like liquids, makeup, food, grease, etc., will not soak into it, so your kitchen is less likely to be damaged by dirt, germs, and other grime commonly found on countertops and in kitchens. The smooth, flat, sealed surface will enable you to more easily clean up messes from kitchen prep and spills.
Granite is very easy to fix in the event that it does scratch or chip. For example, imagine that you accidentally drop a hot cast iron pan onto your beautiful granite countertop and it leaves a chip or gash in the stone. The professionals from A Walk of Elegance that installed the countertop can come out and use a special type of putty dyed to match the exact color of your countertop, then reseal the stone to protect it from spills, and noone is the wiser.