Pros And Cons Of Granite Countertops
Granite is a beautiful and durable natural stone material for your kitchen countertops. Granite countertops transform a drab kitchen into a kitchen fit for a gourmet cook. Whether cooking is your passion or if you just want a beautiful kitchen, you can't go wrong with granite.
A few myths persist about this popular countertop material. Their basis may be in the fact that natural stone slabs have different qualities and characteristics. Here are three of the common misconceptions you may encounter and the truth behind them.
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Some of these radioactive elements slowly break down to form radon gas. Radon is a concern for homeowners and most people are aware of its dangers. This could be why there is an overreaction to naturally occurring radioactivity in granite slabs.
The amount of radon and radioactivity released from granite is quite small and rarely over the limits of natural background radiation. Also, radon occurs naturally in many places and you might have it in your house now if it seeps up through the ground below your home. If radon emissions and radioactivity is a concern for you, have your home tested to put your mind at ease.
If levels are found to be high, the culprit is probably the soil under your home. If your home does have a high radon level, steps can be taken to lower it that do not include removing granite countertops since they are considered safe and free from dangerous levels of radioactivity.
Once you have your new granite countertops installed, you'll enjoy how easy they are to maintain and you'll appreciate the beauty they bring to your home. There are good reasons why granite is one of the most popular choices for kitchen upgrades and new homes. It is easy to clean, durable, and