WHY CHOOSE GRANITE?
Granite counter-tops are unique in that no two pieces of granite are exactly the same. It adds a richness and texture to your home that is unmatched by any other product.
Due to their beauty and exceptional durability, granite counter-tops can add value to your home. When you choose granite counter-tops for your home renovation project, your new counter-tops will make your house more appealing to potential buyers in the future. If you are seeking new counter-tops that are a great financial investment, you may want to select granite counter-tops for your upcoming renovation project.
Granite is the second strongest material on earth (second only to diamonds). Granite holds up to extreme heats, resists staining and scratching, and keeps its shine. Its durability will last more than a lifetime. Not only will its beauty remain, you will not have to spend money over the years in counter top replacement.
Granite is also a low maintenance material. After it is sealed it is resistant to stains, molds, and bacteria. It is easily cleaned with just soap and water. Its natural beauty and shine last a life time with proper easy care.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AT HEARTLAND GRANITE?
When you are upgrading the counter-tops in your home, give Heartland Granite the opportunity to help in this process. Our professional staff boasts years of experience when it comes to identifying exactly what your specific job needs are in order to accomplish your dreams.
Along with our granite sales and installation we offer a multitude of services. We design, install the following type of granite installations:
Kitchen Counter Tops, Island, Back-splash
Fireplace Surrounds, Mantels and Hearths
Outdoor Kitchen and Grilling Areas
Give us a call and let us set up a free in home appointment with you to discuss what you have in mind. You can expect an honest, professional, and courteous staff to assist you. If you have anything but this, we would personally like to hear from you. We are confident though, that your business with us will be such that you will certainly tell your friends and neighbors so that they can benefit from our services.
IS IT NECESSARY TO SEAL GRANITE?
Since stone surfaces are quite porous they will absorb liquids, which may result in discoloring and staining. Although there are many commercial grade products available on the market that may bring the stone back to its original luster, taking simple precautions and regular maintenance can save a lot of trouble and cost. All granite counter-tops are sealed during fabrication. This impregnating substance penetrates the stone clogging most of its pores making it quite impervious to alcohol, juices, soft drinks, cosmetics, cleaners, coffee, food and even oils. Over time, depending on how heavily the tops are used, this sealer may wear off. It is recommended that your granite should be sealed at least once a year. If the countertops are heavily used, it is recommended to seal them twice a year.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN GRANITE?
Granite is sealed before it is installed. This will ensure lasting life and beauty. Granite may be cleaned with a mild phosphate-free, biodegradable liquid dish soap, soap flakes or powder, which contains aromatics. Granite should always be cleaned and sealed with cleaning products specifically designed for natural stone.
CAN I SET HOT POTS ON MY GRANITE COUNTERTOPS?
Granite is formed by extreme heat and pressure combined beneath the earth’s crust. It cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or frying pan. Granite will not burn with ordinary use. It is perfectly ok to set hot pots or pans directly from the stove or oven onto granite.