Granite Countertops in Blue Springs, Missouri
Installing granite countertops is one of the easiest ways to transform your home into a luxurious living space. It not only enhances the aesthetic of your home, it also increases its value and brings a classic touch that upgrades the focal point of any room.
Granite is one of the most durable and versatile stones, but also one of the most beautiful. Because it’s so durable and low-maintenance, it’s one of the most popular options for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities.
Gaumats International proudly serves clients in the Blue Springs, Missouri region. Blue Springs is located about 19 miles east of downtown Kansas City. It’s the eighth largest city in the Metropolitan Area and home to Fleming Park, Lake Jacomo, and Blue Springs Lake.
Blue Springs, Missouri Granite Countertop
We specialize in custom granite surfaces and countertops and proudly offer customers customized, high-quality workmanship for the best granite countertop prices.
Granite’s versatility allows us to work one-on-one with homeowners to determine the best design for their individual project. Some examples of jobs we frequently take on include:
- granite kitchen counter-tops
- bathroom sinks
- granite slabs
- granite vanities
- kitchen & bathrooms
- kitchen sinks
Most Popular Types of Kitchen Countertops Pros and Cons
Choosing what type of kitchen countertop to install in your home can be a fun process, but it’s crucial you consider the pros and cons of each option. What you choose should be based on your lifestyle and we have listed below some of the most popular options and what the pros and cons are of each.
Pros: Variety of styles and colors, easy to clean, affordable
Cons: Not resistant to heat or scratching, can sometimes look cheap
Pros: Polishes, elegant look
Cons: Prone to stains, is a soft stone and is easily scratched, high maintenance
Pros: Resistant to scratching, a variety of colors and styles, easy to clean
Cons: Not heat resistant, can be costly
Pros: Sturdy material, versatile, multiple color and style options, resistant to heat
Cons: Requires a sealant, can stain easily, grout can be high maintenance, chipping
Stainless Steel Countertops
Pros: Durable, easy to clean
Cons: Can look like a restaurant kitchen or colder, can scratch or dent, loud surface
Pros: Elegant, natural, durable, scratch resistant, multiple colors and styles available
Cons: Can chip if not careful, but repair is easy; hard surface
Granite Care and Maintenance
Taking care of granite countertops, sinks, or backsplashes is low maintenance, which makes it a great option for working families and families with children. Granite can be cleaned daily with soap and water. Because most granite is sealed, certain chemicals can strip the sealant, so it’s best to stick with mild dish soap and water. Granite may eventually need to be resealed, which can easily be done about every 3 to 5 years. Sealing granite helps keep it resistant to stains. Because granite varies in how porous it is, some items need to be sealed more often than others.
Sealing a Granite Countertop
When sealing a granite countertop, only choose products designed for natural stone. There are products specifically designed to seal granite that can be found at most home improvement stores. Make sure you follow specific instructions on the sealant bottle if you’re sealing the granite yourself. Always clean the granite first and allow it to dry, wear gloves and make sure windows are open or you’re in a well-ventilated area. Always test a section of the granite before applying it all over the surface and apply the sealant evenly. Allow the sealant to be absorbed into the stone and sometimes it may require a second coat. Remove any additional sealant to avoid a hazy look. After you’re finished applying the sealant, it will need to cure for several hours. It’s best to leave the counters alone for at least two days.
Best Cleaning Products for Granite
Never use any harsh chemicals on granite or abrasive sponges. It’s best to use a soft, damp cloth with soap and water. Also, avoid acidic cleaners such as vinegar and ammonia. Bleach should always be avoided. Soap and water are the best and safest way to clean a granite countertop. Should you have a tough stain or soap and water isn’t working, you can mix a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent isopropyl alcohol.
Formed in 2005 by Apul and Daisy Gaumat, Gaumats International, LLC has been serving Blue Springs Missouri for more than 10 years. We take pride in providing the highest quality stone slabs and customizing each project with precision and craftsmanship.
Gaumats International houses beautiful slabs from all across the world, and we customize each piece in a state-of-the-art facility.
We understand that it’s our customers who matter most and we strive to provide the best experience through top-notch customer service, high-quality products, and detailed customization that fits each clients’ individuality – all at affordable prices.
If you live in the Blue Springs region and are interested in a quote for custom-designed granite, contact us today at 816-847-8228.