From a customer in Idaho.
“It took a few weeks until I could decide on how to renovate my old kitchen counter, a laminate fixture that did not have enough space for most of my needs. The old laminate counter was just eight feet by eighteen inches and it was necessary to have a new one in order to get the full use out of my kitchen. There were several different options for the counter and the cost of granite at first made me wary about purchasing a countertop in one go. However, eventually it became clear that granite was the best choice to replace a laminate countertop.
Granite proved to be beneficial due to its lasting quality. So many of the testimonials available from the manufacturer made me realize how many other homeowners were in the position where they wanted an upgrade for their kitchen, but they wanted something more permanent than their previous fixture. Granite has by far the best staying power, with enough strength to hold up thousands of pounds of pressure without cracking — strength that laminate or wood could never hope to match. A lot of granite, I learned, comes from mines within either Brazil or Finland and has as many colors as the spectrum of the rainbow. An Imperial Red granite counter top looks like red sandstone while the Mascarello coloration has a smooth gold-silver color scheme. What’s more, it was possible to add different colors on top of the counter and the counter edges easily.
One of the major benefits of granite is the ease of cleaning. I found that it took steel wool and chemicals in order to eliminate some stains from laminate, while granite counter tops can be cleaned with little more than soap and water without worrying about scratching or scoring the surface. A coat of polyurethane allowed even greater ease of cleaning. It is possible to place a piece of citrus fruit upon the polyurethane counter and not worry about the acid wearing away at the table top. Even a hot cup of coffee will not cause the surface to warp or develop blisters.
The countertop from Francini granite in Boise greatly exceeded my initial expectations about replacing the counter top. The look of my kitchen turned from colorless and drab into a timeless centerpiece for my kitchen. Thank you to Francini Granite, Boise, ID.”