Granite is by far the best choice and the most popular stone for natural countertops in Minnesota. It is not only the hardest and most durable material available, for your Minneapolis granite countertops, but also the most stain resistant choice for your Minnesota stone. Granite comes in a wide variety of colors options for your granite tops MN and its beauty lasts more than a lifetime. Granite makes up 75% of the earth's crust and is the most common igneous rock. It was formed ages ago when magma (molten rock) cooled.
Granite is commonly found in mountain ranges, but is also found in level regions where mountains once were. It is made up of various minerals including quartz, feldspar, and mica. All granites are approved for exterior use, which is why you see much of it as cladding commercial buildings and sidewalks in many cities.
Maintenance & Care - Granite countertops in MN are easy to clean and maintain. Scratching and staining on MN granite countertops is rare because of the hardness of the material. Most granite surfaces only require that they be cleaned with a soft white cloth, some hot water, and dish soap. A window cleaner may also be used to clean granite, but may leave a film. A mixture of white vinegar and water (1:2) works well to remove streaks, or human oil.
Sealing Granite Countertops - At Paramount Granite Company, we seal everything before it leaves our MN granite fabrication facility. For those customers that are concerned about sealing or staining, we do offer a 15 Year DuPont StoneTech Professional Food Stain Warranty that includes a protectant and revitalizer that if purchased, would be applied upon installation. You may read more about it on our Stone Care Page.