If you are thinking to remodel your kitchen, then you should consider granite countertops. Granite kitchen countertops are not only durable and beautiful, but also increase value to your home.
New York granite is tough and durable stone, but it does come in various grades. It mainly deals with how much calcite in granite. Calcite is a mineral made of limestone and marble. The problem with having a calcite present in granite is that it reacts to acids. Another issue with granite is how permeable it.
In general, lighter shades of granite are more likely to require a sealer. Fortunately, there are several tests that you can do on a sample of granite that you are considering using. This test can be done at the same time.
For the first test, after thoroughly dust from your sample, put a few drops of lemon juice on the side of the polished granite, and wait for 5 minutes. While you wait, put a few drops of water and a few drops of cooking oil in a place nearby.
If you see water or oil dark spots within 5 minutes, then you will need to seal granite to protect it from spills. If, after 5 minutes the lemon juice spot has become dull, then you will need infusing sealer for protection of granite.
To project your kitchen table there are basically three ways you can go. Choosing one depends on what you can afford the cost of granite countertops or want to spend.