Granite countertops are a perfect choice for your kitchen, bath, bar or outdoor kitchen. With its proven value over centuries of use, granite countertops (and granite floors, fireplaces, tub decks and walls) are among the most desired features of any home.
Granite is the most popular natural stone and countertop material due to it’s versatility and superior performance characteristics. In fact, granite was recently rated the top performing kitchen countertop material by a leading consumer magazine when compared with engineered stone (an excellent countertop material), butcher block, ceramic tile, stainless steel and other manufactured surfaces. It is also more hygienic (tied with quartz) than all other surfaces.
One of the hardest and strongest materials in nature, granite originated from the earth’s core as liquid magma. Over millions of years, heat and pressure resulted in the myriad of fascinating combinations of color and pattern as well as the many outstanding qualities we know and love about granite.
Granite offers superior resistance to heat, stains and scratches. It’s innate ability to withstand constant abuse will impress you. A granite counter top is nearly impossible to scratch (you can cut your veggies, etc. on it if you don’t mind dulling your knives), hot pots won’t hurt it, bacteria and stains are not a problem under normal use and proper cleaning.
Most granite is naturally porous to a certain degree and thus susceptible to staining. However, with simple care and maintenance, it’s hardly a concern and certainly not the problem or hassle that some would have you believe. Furthermore, there are several varieties of granite (especially blacks) that are so dense they simply will not stain and thus do not need sealing… ever.
At Stone World of Tennessee it’s never a problem finding a granite color or pattern that fits with your design. We offer an endless combination of granite colors and patterns along with experienced templating and fabrication services, highest quality installation craftsmanship and Factory Direct Pricing!