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The Benefits of Engineered Granite Countertops

Engineered Granite In Your Home

Engineered granite may be as nature intended after all. There’s no denying natural granite countertops are a stunning example of “a work of art of the earth,” but its beauty comes with a price. And we’re not just talking about money. Natural flaws and the porous nature of slab granite can have you scrambling to clean up spills to avoid unsightly stains. Not to mention, natural granite is more prone to cracking because of its intrinsic characteristics. Engineered granite countertops, on the other hand, covers all these bases (and then some) to add luxury and elegance to your kitchen without the worry, for years to come.

The Difference

Granite is a natural stone formed between layers deep within the earth’s crust. Its complex composition of a variety of minerals (including quartz, tourmaline, topaz, garnet and titanite) gives each slab its own unique patterns of color and tone.

engineered granite countertop closeEngineered granite is man-made. It is a manufactured product composed primarily of natural stone with a small amount of polymer resin, which binds the material together and makes it strong; much stronger than natural granite. This article, “Engineered Granite vs. Slabs: How They Stack Up,” explains how strong the product is from Granite Transformations – manufactured in the company’s 160,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sebring, Florida. One unique quality of engineered granite countertops are that it never requires sealing because the sealant is already built-in. The sealing of natural granite is expensive and typically requires service on an annual basis. This could be reason enough to choose engineered granite for your kitchen or bathroom. Granite Transformations includes a proprietary polymer resin in its engineered stone products called ForeverSeal® which ensures the lifetime use of the product. ForeverSeal® makes the countertops strong, heat, stain and scratch-resistant, and easy to clean and maintain.

Benefits of Engineered Granite

If you’re decision is not “set in stone,” here are some benefits of choosing engineered granite to help you seal the deal:

Beautiful, Consistent Look

Unlike natural granite, which has flaws and irregularities, engineered granite has a uniformed, consistent look. And since it is engineered, it can be designed in a spectrum of colors, patterns and designs. You can get it however you want it.

Durable

Although engineered and natural granite are both strong and extremely durable, engineered granite is almost impossible to chip or crack. It’s also highly resistant to heat, staining and scratches, which makes it the perfect surface for busy cooks, large families, and nearly any lifestyle.

Easy to Maintain

Natural granite, like engineered granite, is easy to clean. The porous nature of granite, however, makes it prone to stains. Liquids such as red wine, oils and juice can be your worst enemy if your countertop is not properly sealed. As mentioned earlier, Granite Transformations has eliminated this worry, as it is the only granite countertop manufacturer that uses polymer resin ForeverSeal® to help strengthen and seal their surfaces. In short, you’ll never need to worry about sealing again, thanks to ForeverSeal®. Because of this, Granite Transformations and other manufacturers of engineered stone products offer warranties that can’t be beat.

Schedule your free in-home design consultation today and see how easy it is to transform your kitchen or bathroom in as little as one day. The best part is that you won’t need to get off the couch. We’ll come to you with a broad variety of samples so you can see what looks best in your own space. It’s the best way to shop.

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