Granite

Granite is a hard, durable material that is not susceptible to scratches and withstands normal wear and tear very well. This toughness makes it less than ideal for cutting or chopping because it will dull the knife blade. Granite can take heat without being damaged or weakened, so hot pans can be moved from stovetop or oven directly to countertop with no problem. This also makes granite a popular choice for bathrooms where curling irons or other hot devices are often used.

When properly sealed, granite is extremely stain-resistant and will not absorb liquids. Sealing is recommended every 5 to 7 years. The process is fairly easy and can be performed by Great Lakes Granite Works.

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Every slab is an open canvas.

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Please note: Formica corion, concrete and wood are not offered at Great Lakes Granite Works.

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