Beautiful Granite Countertops in Oakville
Granite Kings has been providing high-quality granite countertops in Oakville for over 17 years. If you are building a new home or renovating your kitchen, opt for granite countertops. There are many benefits of using natural materials such as granite, quartz and marble for your home or project. Granite has become the countertop of choice for today's kitchen designers. Synthetic solid surface materials are no match for the richness, depth, and stellar performance of real granite. Granite is a coarse grained crystalline igneous rock composed primarily of quartz and feldspar. It forms from slowly cooling magma (silicate melt) that is subjected to extreme pressures deep beneath the earth's surface Granite is formed from the compressed molten rock under the Earth’s surface which makes it extremely hard and durable.
If you need a new granite vanity countertop for your home in Oakville, Burlington or the surrounding areas, our office is conveniently located in Stoney Creek.
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Benefits of Granite
The right countertop material can draw more attention than cabinets or your kitchen appliances. Here are a few benefits of granite edges and countertops:
- Creates a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing and ultimately safer countertop edge
- Beautiful and very easy to clean
- Scratch, stain and heat resistant
- As a non-porous stone, granite is also resistant against bacteria
The characteristics and performance of granite may vary by the color of the stone.
Features of Granite
Granite comes with the following features:
- Heat Resistant
- Naturally Beautiful
- Chip and scratch resistant
- Resistant to mould and mildew
- Immune to Freezing and Thawing
Uses for Granite
Granite is mainly used for kitchen counter top, vanity countertops, tub surrounds and seats, full walls, tables, and fireplaces. With its heat-resistant qualities, granite doesn't blister. It also does not scratch or chip. We also provide granite edges. Be sure to view our FAQ page to find out more information on what you can and cannot do when it comes to granite!
Granite slabs are 58" to 74" high by 108" to 124" long by 2 to 3cm thick. The ideal size for kitchen counter & vanity tops. All slabs vary in these ranges and should be checked before specifying height or length.
Whether you need a granite vanity top countertop in Oakville, Burlington, Stoney Creek or any of the surrounding areas, we would love to talk about your project! We also love to hear your feedback on your experience with our team by writing a review which we proudly feature on our site! For quality vanity tops in Oakville, contact us now. CALL NOW
The following are some commonly asked questions about our granite countertops in Oakville:
Are Granite Countertops Difficult to Maintain?
No, they're not. On the contrary, the range of granite countertops in Oakville we have require very little maintenance. All you have to do to clean them is to use a mild soap with warm water.
Can I Use Knives over My Granite Countertops?
Yes, you can. Granite is a sturdy material, and knives won't affect it. However, it will dull your knives if you directly use them on the surface.
Will My Granite Countertops Stain?
If sealed properly, granite countertops won't stain easily. However, granite is a stone, so it's porous to a certain degree. Leaving a liquid on it for too long can leave stains.
Can I Apply Heat to My Granite Countertop?
You can place hot items like pots over your granite countertop without damaging it. However, granite can absorb heat and will be hot to touch once you remove the hot pot.
Granite's Natural Characteristics
Every stone is different in pattern and colour. Granite has natural characteristics which are unique to each stone such as veins, fissures (which are natural cracks in the granite), pits (which resemble tiny holes), and blotches.
Granite Care and Maintenance
Granite countertops are sealed before installation. However, granite needs to be resealed once a year unless an everyday granite cleaner is used which has a minimal amount of sealer already in it. This means you are sealing your counters every time you use the product.
Harsh chemical cleaners such as Lysol®, Windex®, and bleach should never be used on granite counters. Mild dish soap or a granite cleaner or revitalizer should be used when cleaning your counters. Read our blog to know more.
Still have questions about using and caring for granite in your Stoney Creek home? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Granite for more information. We are looking forward to assisting you with all of your granite needs, call today for a free estimate.