Keep reading to learn all
about granite slabs in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)!
Granite Slabs in the GTA
slabs in the GTA are a popular material when remodelling both interior and
exterior residential or commercial properties.
It is an extremely durable material that is lauded for both its physical
beauty and its ability to be easily manipulated by skilled and trusted
fabricators, stonemasons and fitters.
When selecting granite as your material of choice, what are some of the
common questions and facts associated with the product particularly when it
comes to residential installation and maintenance?
Granite Slab Installation
the questions associated with this product are quite straight forward, but
nonetheless very important to know before settling on it as a preferred
material to remodel or renovate with.
The following are some of the most pertinent questions associated with
granite top kitchen installations.
Can I cut on my granite top
and is it easy to damage?
cut if you wish on a granite top but because of its density and durability, it
is likely to dull your blades and it is always recommended to use a chopping
board as it is more hygienic. In terms
of the damage, it is able to take quite a bit of abuse. Obviously, if you apply
enough force to anything, you can damage it. But granite is very resilient and
it would take quite a large show of force to chip it.
Can I set hot appliances
and pots on its surface?
is extremely heat resistant due to how it is formed from igneous rock
formations. Any hot appliances, pots or
pans left upon its surface will do no damage as it would take an extremely high
heat to damage it.
Can granite cantilever?
Does it have pits or fissures?
always recommended to have support underneath granite if a significant amount
of weight is going to be exerted upon it.
Granite is quite strong and durable, but to ensure there are no mishaps,
always have it supported. Granite does
have pits and fissures as they are part of the materials natural appearance,
these may be sealed using either a resin with hydro-repellent or a resin with
epoxy, as both of these techniques will extend the life of the slab.
Will granite seams show?
is mined in slabs from a quarry so it is very likely there will be seams. It is never a large concern though as the
natural beauty of the rock generally over-rides any concerns about seams.
Do granite slabs need
is very good at maintaining its natural complexion and is as stain resistant as
most stone materials. It is recommended
that upon installation, the granite is sealed to ensure its protection. Cleaning the granite countertop is an easy
affair as you can use specially formulated AGM daily granite cleaner or a mild
phosphate-free, biodegradable liquid dish-soap, soap flakes or powder which
contains no aromatics. Give the surface
a thorough rinse and then dry it. Keep
in mind that just using regular soap and water can dull the counters finish
over time. If you use a granite cleaner,
let it sit for 30 seconds or so and then wipe clean using a soft cloth.
still feel like you don’t know all about granite slabs in the GTA, contact a top
distributor today and get ALL of your questions answered. An informed purchase
is the best purchase!