Granite, Your Number One Choice for Style and Durability

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Granite is one of the most popular materials available on the market when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertops. There are plenty of reasons why granite is a top choice—many of which we’ll get into in this article—but what draws people into it initially is the way that it looks. It’s a striking stone with sophisticated and bold looks, and it has a timeless quality to it that other types of materials just don’t have.

And it’s not just alluring on the surface either. Granite is also an extremely tough and durable material, meaning that it will last for years—even generations.

At Marble Unlimited, we’re excited by how many people we see who are interested in granite, and we want to share our expertise on the stone. This article will share some basic facts about the stone, a few benefits that it can bring to your home, and what you can expect from it.

What Is Granite?

Granite, a type of igneous rock, is made up of feldspar, mica, and quartz. There’s not just one place where it’s found; it can be mined from a number of different places all over the world—places like India, China, Italy, and the US. It has a number of finishes to choose from, including polished, honed, brushed, or sandblasted. The type of finish depends on the preference of the customer and what type of countertop the slab of granite is going to be used for.

Benefits of Granite

We could go on and on about granite’s benefits, but for the sake of time, here’s a list of just a few:

It’s environmentally friendly.
Because granite countertops last for generations, the frequency at which they get thrown out is lower than many other types of countertops. But even if they do get disposed, they are 100 percent recyclable.

It’s heat resistant.
Igneous rock is already used to extreme temperatures; this rock is formed deep within the earth. This makes granite a useful choice for kitchens and bathrooms because it can withstand the hot tools found there.

It’s scratch resistant.
On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, granite scores a 7 out of 10—this makes it one of the hardest and most scratch-resistant materials you can find.

It’s chemical resistant.
Granite’s resistance goes beyond heat and scratches; it’s resistant to chemicals too. As long as you avoid acidic cleaners, granite isn’t too picky about what you use to clean it.

Every slab is one of a kind.
Since granite is a natural material, you never know what you might get. And there will be no other slab in the world that’s exactly like yours.

Myths Surrounding Granite

With popularity comes the price of rumors and myths that surround granite. This section is here to debunk some of the most popular myths related to this natural stone.

Myth 1: Granite is out; quartz is in.
Quartz countertops are a very popular choice, but that doesn’t mean they outshine granite. The two can exist alongside each other without competition because both have different advantages and will serve their own demographics in unique ways.

Myth 2: Granite is the same material as marble.
It’s true that these are two natural stones, but granite and marble are definitely not the same material. Granite is known for its toughness and durability, while marble is seen as a more delicate vanity stone because it’s a softer stone than granite and less durable.

Myth 3: Prepping food is a bad idea on granite.
As long as granite is sealed properly, it is resistant to all bacteria and germs, so doing food prep on granite is perfectly fine—in fact, we recommend it!

The Maintenance and Upkeep of Granite

When it comes right down to it, granite is a pretty low-maintenance natural stone. As long as it’s sealed correctly and you keep up a regular schedule of resealing, you can count on granite to maintain the beauty that it’s known for.

Are Granite Countertops Worth the Investment?

While granite is not a cheap stone, there are affordable options. And when you purchase granite, you’re making an investment for your home—as natural stone countertops like granite automatically increase the resale value of your residence.

Granite, Your Number One Choice

We’re huge fans of granite at Marble Unlimited, and we want to share that excitement with you. If you’re interested in making granite your choice, stop in to see us or give us a call at (919) 705-0888 for a consultation.

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Tiffani Mcclellan
a year ago
Marble Unlimited did a amazing job on my granite. They were fast, courteous and got the job done with no issues. The crew they sent out was clean and professional. Good job guys!
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Anissa Hager
6 months ago
So thankful for Jennifer and Marble Unlimited. They quickly saved my project when i failed to secure granite for a project we had at our home. From the first interaction, Jennifer was top notch and completely helped me quickly get the granite i needed. They really did it in less than a week. That service time from contact, to selection, to install is unheard of in today's market...yet Marble Unlimited did just that in 7 days. So very thankful for them. Prices were great as well. THANK YOU!!!
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Karen Pagani
5 months ago
Everyone at Marble Unlimited exceeded my expectations and I am so very happy with how our new quartz countertops for our kitchen and laundry room came out. Everything from picking out the stone from all the many slabs they had to choose from, to receiving quotes, to the attention to detail in the measuring, and to the final installation(installers were awesome) was above and beyond. I highly recommend Marble Unlimited.
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4 months ago
I am reviewing Marble Unlimited, which is in Hillsborough, NC. I chose a beautiful quartzite material from their stock, for our kitchen countertops, and I am completely delighted with the results. Our kitchen looks very sophisticated, and we get complements all the time. Thank you, Marble Unlimited for a job well done.
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George Entenman
10 months ago
There's nothing like looking at huge slices of granite and marble in their stockyard behind the showroom. No samples will ever give you such a good idea of what you are buying. Daniel and the men working with the countertops seem to have some aesthetic feeling and love for the product. They were willing to work with us to give us this not quite finished countertop and mountain-themed backsplash.
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