Granite Countertops in Oak Grove, Missouri
If you’re currently building a home or looking to upgrade your current one, granite countertops are a beautiful addition that will automatically raise the value of your home. Granite is timeless and enhances any room in your house. Granite fixtures are also the perfect way to tie several rooms together, giving your home that extra touch.
Granite is a popular option for countertops, bathroom vanities, and fireplaces because it’s durable, low maintenance, and naturally beautiful. Granite’s versatility makes it a wonderful addition to virtually any room in the house and its reasonable cost means it’s not out of reach. Adding stone to your home helps to bring some of the beauty of the outdoors in, helping it flow naturally and serve as a focal point in every room its installed in.
Gaumats International proudly serves clients in the Oak Grove, Missouri region. Oak Grove is surrounded by naturally beautiful lakes and parks, including Webb Park, Monkey Mountain, Lake Remembrance, and Tarsney Lake. Nearby Monkey Mountain offers visitors miles of hilly open space, hiking, horseback riding, picnic areas, and trails.
We specialize in custom granite surfaces and countertops and proudly offer Oak Grove customers customized, high-quality workmanship for the best granite countertop prices available.
Oak Grove, Missouri Granite Countertops
We are passionate about helping homeowners enhance their living space with custom granite fixtures and we work one-on-one with each client to determine the best custom design to fit their individual taste. Because granite is so versatile, we frequently take on projects such as:
- granite kitchen counter-tops
- bathroom sinks
- granite vanities
- kitchen & bathrooms
- kitchen sinks
Most Popular Types of Kitchen Countertops Pros and Cons
High-traffic areas require low-maintenance fixtures and granite is a perfect selection that will maintain its vibrancy and continue to look new for years to come. Below are some of the more popular kitchen counter options and the pros and cons 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
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
One of the main benefits of a granite countertop, sink or backsplash is that it’s low maintenance. Caring for your granite counters is as easy as wiping them down daily (or as needed) with a soft sponge soaked in soap and water. Because most granite is sealed, certain chemicals can strip the sealant, so it’s best to stick with soap and water. Most home maintenance stores also carry cleaners specifically for granite countertops. 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 make sure the granite is clean before starting the sealant process and allow it to dry first. You should also wear gloves and make sure windows are open or you’re in a well-ventilated area. It’s also best to always test a section of the granite before applying it all over the surface, and to 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
Because granite is a natural stone, you should always avoid using harsh chemicals and abrasive sponges when caring for your granite countertops because they can damage its surface. Acidic cleaners such as vinegar and ammonia should also be avoided, as well as bleach. Soap and water are the best and safest way to daily 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. Most home improvement stores and some grocery stores also carry cleaners specifically created to be used safely on granite surfaces.
Gaumats International, LLC is a family business, started by Apul and Daisy Gaumat more than a decade ago. We are passionate about helping homeowners enhance their living space with natural stone and we house only the highest-quality granite slabs.
Each project is custom fabricated in our state-of-the-art facility and we continually strive to provide the best experience for our clients at affordable prices.
If you live in the Oak Grove region and are interested in a quote for custom-designed granite, contact us today at 816-847-8228.