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Category:  Home Improvement

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Overview Of Granite For Home Improvement Projects

By Jim Ames

Being one of the hardest and densest rocks, granite is making its own name in the world of residential, commercial and industrial constructions on its high durability and aesthetic characteristics alone. You can use the granite in all parts of your home including your bathroom, kitchen, drawing room and bedroom. Even granite flooring gives a stunning impact in your home.

Granite is a common igneous rock composed of quartz, orthoclase, and hornblende, often accompanied by pyroxene or mica. It is called granite because of the granular surface. Granite is one of the oldest types of rocks in the world and most commonly used rock in all type of projects within the home by many peoples all around the world.

Tiles made from granite are cut, shaped and polished on one side, though they may be hard, their surfaces are smooth and nice to the touch. These stones are widely used as dimension stones, foundations of walls, flooring tiles, kitchen countertops and curling rocks.

Granite counter tops are available in many colors and they are of the best quality, giving homeowners quality material for their money. Usually home owners opt for brown or white color choices while they are remodeling their kitchens - mainly because these granite counter top colors are more easily matched with appliances in the kitchen. However there is a whole range of blue, green, dark or brownish-red, white and marble-looking colors available. Just select the best colors or consult with your professional remodeler to choose the best granite counter top coloring for the different parts of your home improvement project.

Installing Granite

You can use granite countertops for your sinks, kitchen and bathtubs. As one of the most important parts of your home improvement project work is the installation of granite countertops, there is a new trend nowadays for people to install granite countertops and marble countertops for their houses and buildings themselves.

And that's good news! Because granite countertops are fairly easy to install (and remove, if you have old ones). They are also very easy to clean, one of the major reasons that granite is used for bathroom counter tops.

Simply use a piece of fine steel wool or even just call a professional to make your granite bathroom counter tops look beautiful again.

Also note that since granite is comprised of heat and fusion, it boasts good durability and resistance, i.e. is very power-packed.

So there are many reasons for choosing granite in your home improvement projects. Granite countertops can give you beauty for your home, long wear, and resistance and...a new look! And that rocks (pun intended


 

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