Is white granite a good choice for home improvement
White granite is probably the most common igneous rock type known to the general public. Being an igneous rock it is formed through the cooling and solidification of lava or magma and consists mainly of quartz and feldspar. Granite earned his name because of his granular texture and the crystals that can easily be seen although they are very small.
One of the rocks that is most prized by the rock climbers is white granite. Granite rock climbing is so popular that most of the artificial climbing walls are made to lock and feel the same way.
It is a rock that was used for centuries for a large variety of purposes such as engineering and building material. Actually white granite and limestone were the main building materials that were used in Egypt for building the pyramids that we can all see standing even today unlike other modern buildings that we think that will last forever but they don't.
In the past, large amount of granite was used for building temples, pyramids, columns, walls and flooring. Nowadays a very common usage of granite is for making gravestones and memorials due to the modern methods of carving.
In my opinion the best usage of white granite is for home improvement. The house hunters know for sure what is the meaning of white granite. They don't see it like any other piece of stone where you can chop your vegetables on. White granite means luxury and status or should i say "THE BEST". Although sometimes it can be very expensive compared to other building materials it is very difficult to damageand quite beautiful. Even though granite doesn't have all the quality customizations of concrete, very often it is number 1 choice when doing an upgrade. When the granite is polished it gets a luxurious look that many people find it hard to resist. As many other beautiful stuff white granite has to have a downside. The worst nightmare can be STAINS. Usually granite is high tolerant with grease and oil. Most of the oil stains will disappear after a few days if washed with hot water and mild soap but there is one type of oil, called olive oil, which will stain if left for a long period of time. If this happens you must use acetone poultice in order to get rid of the stain. Under normal use granite countertops need re-sealing every five years and it needs to be done when you can spot a water darkening area. When you are cleaning your granite use only water and mild soap. It is forbidden to use products that contain vinegar, lemon or ammonia because these kind of products can damage the sealer applied or even the stone.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a beautiful, long resistant and luxurious building material that will be like a facelift for your home, white granite should be your choice. It will give your bathroom or kitchen a bright appearance that will raise the value of your entire house.
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