Carol's Carpet offers one of the widest selections of granite countertops in the River Region. The term "granite" is used to cover a group of related stones formed deep in Earth's molten mantle. As this hot liquid material rises and cools, it forms a crystalline, granular structure, hence the term granite.
Granite and other granite-like stones are formed of very hard minerals such as quartz, feldspar and mica, which are fused together into a very hard stone ideal for kitchen countertops because granite is resistant to scratching from knives and heat from pots and pans. Look below the list of products for detailed granite information.
Today's designers choose granite as the ultimate custom countertop material. Every home magazine features natural stone over other plastic or artificial products. Contact us to find out how granite countertops can enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen.
Why is it a good choice to have a granite countertop for the kitchen? Granite is an ideal material for use as kitchen countertops because the material is a very hard stone that?s formed at very high temperatures deep in the earth. It is resistant to scratching by knives. It is unaffected by typical kitchen heat, such as hot pans, or spilled liquid.
Like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm granite countertops. Because of its crystalline structure, it can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. Unsealed, granite countertops can absorb stains such as oil, which can ultimately cause dark spots or discoloration. Heat from pots and pans or burning liquids will not affect granite countertops under normal circumstances.
No two pieces of granite are alike. You can be certain that the granite countertop in your kitchen is as unique as you. See for yourself what Carol's Carpet has to offer in the way of granite countertops at either of our locations in Montgomery and Prattville today.