Granite is one of the hardest, strongest and densest rocks of natural stone. Since ancient times, it has been used in the construction of various buildings, decorative items, and memorabilia.
Advantages of granite
It is quite natural that such a durable, hard and resistant to any influences material as granite began to be used in the manufacture of surfaces requiring increased resistance to intensive use — countertops. Thanks to the positive qualities of the raw materials from which they are made, granite countertops have acquired all the advantages inherent in this stone: strength, hardness and durability. They have proven themselves well as a work surface in the kitchen, a finishing material in the restroom and bathroom, decoration of stairs, walls and fences. Granite countertops and slabs can be used without fear for their integrity and beautiful appearance not only in the house, but also on the street.
Disadvantages of granite
But even such a wonderful material has several significant drawbacks. One of the main ones is the radiation background. However, it is fair to say that not all granite stones have it. Only some types of this material are not suitable for use inside residential premises. This means that when choosing a stone for making a countertop, you need to show special care and responsibility. After all, certain categories of granite are considered as promising raw materials for uranium mining. Of course, this disadvantage significantly complicates the process of ordering a countertop, but it does not mean that it should be abandoned altogether. The right advice from professionals will help to avoid unpleasant and even dangerous consequences.