There are many different, oftentimes overlooked aspects to consider when purchasing stone to install in your home, whether it be in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or patio. People can grow careless when topics such as scratch resistance, stain resistance, resistance to water damage, and density (the ability for the stone to resist nicks, chips, and cracks).
All of these things sometimes fade to the background as people are wooed by color, design, and luxury brands. People can still receive quality granite fixtures without the hassle of wear and tear. The density is palpable.
The only material denser than granite is diamond, and you simply won’t find a diamond countertop on the market – and believe me, I’ve looked. In addition to being the toughest surface that contractors regularly install in peoples homes the variety of colors and finishes don’t harangue owners into simply installing a much-repeated look in their home. To combine scratch resistance, heat and cold resistance, with looks and weight-bearing strength create a home fixture that will last until you choose to uninstall it (but why would you…it lasts a lifetime?).
Granite density is certainly not something people usually think of when they choose what type of material to remodel with. In an ideal world the choice you make should be sitting practically unscathed during the duration of it’s life in your home, well that’s the hope anyway.
There are countless popular countertop types that simply do not provide much resistance against constant wear and tear. Linoleum, wood, and even steel can easily be scratched, stained, and dented. These brand of seemingly meaningless bumps and bruises can turn out being ugly pock marks that last far after you’d like them to (aka, forever).
If you’re in the market for a granite countertop be sure to remember its density and resilience…oh, and of course it’s beauty.