Natural Stone Countertops in Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Granite is an igneous rock that is mined around the world in countries like India, Brazil, Norway, Italy and China. There are also granite quarries in the United States with the largest located in Vermont. Granite counters are durable, easy to clean and resistant to stains. Granite is also environmentally friendly as it is recyclable, although transportation and mining can be natural resource intensive. Granite counters need annual resealing to protect the surface. Although a hot pan placed directly on the surface will not damage the granite due to heat, grit on the bottom of the pan can scratch, so it is important to use trivets and hot pads. It is also possible to add granite flooring to a kitchen or bath, giving your room a unique look. Granite flooring has the same pros and cons as granite counters.