If you’re looking to go “green” with your new bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, natural stone, such as granite and marble countertops, are as green as it gets, as they’re right from the Earth. Not only that, but granite countertops can also pay for themselves when it comes time to sell your home.
According to a 2003 cost vs. value report in Remodeling Magazine, homeowners who remodeled with natural stone recovered the following percentages of remodeling costs at resale:
Additionally, in a Consumer Reports study of the materials used in kitchen countertops, granite had the highest number of “excellent” ratings. If you’re interested in updating the look and feel of your space with natural stone countertops, we welcome you to get in touch with our team today. With over 20 years of experience, we can measure, design, and install your countertops promptly along with providing a 1-year craftsmanship warranty. We’re proud to serve homeowners throughout Wallingford, Shelton, Westport, Fairfield, and the entire state of Connecticut.
Pure white marble is made from metamorphic limestone or dolomite protolith. The swirls that are seen in multicolored marble are typically the result of impurities such as clay, silt, sand, rust, or chert originally present in the limestone. The green color is typically due to serpentine occurring from limestone or dolostone with high magnesium and silica impurities. Those impurities mobilize and recrystallize as a result of metamorphism.
Some granite is almost as hard as sapphire. It will not crumble or stain due to weather exposure. Other benefits of granite countertops include extreme hardness, moisture resistance, consistency, and crystal fineness. This durability makes it the perfect material for kitchen countertops.
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