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granite countertopsVeined, monochromic or mottled; bold blue or beige, budget-breaking or affordable – granite defies being typecast, except for the fact that it’s still the #1 go-to surface for durability. Because granite is a natural stone, every slab is unique in its shading, patterning and hue.

Granite is found deep in the earth’s crust where it’s gradually formed from volcanic lava. The most common of all igneous rocks, it can be used to construct many things, which is why it’s so easy to recognize. The process of extracting granite from the ground is something that must be done extremely carefully so as not to affect the surrounding earth.

The colours of some granite countertops are incredibly light, while others are nearly black. Colours range from beige, to pink, to green, to blue – and just about everything in between. Some granite is almost one solid colour, while other slabs are speckled. But the best thing about granite countertops is that they all look unique and will match any type of kitchen décor due to the multitude of colour and pattern variations.

With proper care, granite countertops can last a lifetime, but keep a close eye on them, so that you can respond to any signs of damage. Small symptoms can be very telling – for example, if water no longer beads up, resealing may be necessary.

At Northern Granite Works in Barrie, ON, we have nearly 30 years of experience. The words “average” and “mediocrity” have no place in our business. We are, and always have been, committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations – in every way. Contact us today for more information.