Prefab Granite Countertop Slabs - Butterfly Blue Finish
Material: Granite Countertop
Size: 26"(W) x 8' x 1" Prefab Sheet
Prefab means that it comes with a bullnosed edge that has already been Prefabricated into the slab.
Granite and other natural stone products are typically considered premium, or “high end” products. One of the biggest benefits of using a natural stone is that each slab has a unique and beautiful appearance, so no slabs are exactly the same. Granite is highly scratch-resistant, and is typically resistant to etching caused by acidic substances. Hot pots and pans can also be placed directly on granite without fear of burning the surface.
The drawbacks to using a natural stone like granite are that most granites are porous to some degree and require annual sealing. Even with a good penetrating sealer, lighter colored granites have a tendency to stain. Depending on the size of the project versus the size of the stone slab, your countertops may have visible seams in the deck and backsplash.
Granite countertops can be used in both residential and commercial applications, but cannot be used in commercial food prep areas or in the health care industry. The porosity of the material allows it to harbor bacteria, making it an unsuitable choice for such applications.
If damaged, granite is a very difficult product to repair, if it can be repaired at all. A professional specializing in stone restoration would be required for this type of work.?