The countertop is the horizontal upper part of the furniture for kitchens, bathrooms, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It usually carries out different jobs, requiring these surfaces to be strong and resistant to physical influences. These furniture elements are indispensable in the household so that they can be found in any home.
Countertops of various shapes and different purposes are made of wood, plastic, as well as artificial and natural stone. Granite countertops in recent years are gaining increasing popularity. This is understandable since natural materials are always popular. In addition, natural stone products differ not only by their unique surface pattern and beauty but also in usability, which is the most important quality of these granite countertops. These furniture elements are not afraid of high humidity, chemicals, high temperatures and mechanical impact. Such characteristics make these countertops an excellent choice for granite countertops installation in kitchen, bathrooms or bars.
Like other products made of natural stone, countertops, in addition to their practical value, also have high aesthetic value. These surfaces became a unique decoration for any space, well complementing the various styles in the design. Such universality is allowed by a large number of colors and textures, which vary from country to country. Therefore, to choose the appropriate shade and the desired pattern of its surface will not be difficult at all. When you plan countertops installation from granite, then you have a large selection – modern technology allows you to select the work surface of various sizes and shapes. They can be rectangular, rounded, oval and with a complex asymmetrical shape with holes.
Types of processing
Granite for countertops is subjected to several types of processing, each of which gives it certain qualities:
Polishing – this type of treatment gives the surface a mirror shine, emphasizing its color and texture;
Floating – as in the previous case, this treatment is designed to show the natural pattern and coloring of the stone, but without the mirror shine;
Heat treatment – makes the granite surface rough;
Processing with various tools and other means – is used to create damages to the surface, imitating natural cracks and chips.
Granite countertops can be used both in the kitchen and in the bathroom, as the material is resistant to moisture. These surfaces do not need any special care, as it’s very easy to clean with a variety of means, even the most “aggressive” ones.
There are several standard samples of profiles, which can be made at customer request.