Granite Countertops: The New Obsession Of The U.S.


Granite is one of the bestselling countertops for the kitchen. Granite can also be used for floors, walls and give the room or area a natural element. It is chosen over other kind of stone due to its beauty, wide variety of color selections, and durability. Granite is formed as the rock is a result of pressure and extreme heat from the slow crystallization of magma beneath the Earth’s surface. Comparing to other kinds of natural stones, granite is quite heat resistant. For example, placing a hot pan on a well-maintained granite slab will not cause it to crack or weaken.

Among other good features of granite, it’s worth mentioning that granite wont scratch, if it sealed, it lasts for many years because the sealing helps protect against stains. If they are treated properly, there is no need for reseal for another decade. Granite countertops give a unique beauty to any kitchen, bathroom or anywhere in a home. It has so many colors and very cost effective. Granite has always been first choice for many designers and architects. Recently, granite has been widely used around the world especially the U.S. some reasons are as follow:

Import is most cost consuming than extraction

Iran is one of the main suppliers of qualified granite in the world. Although, United States has granite, but other countries could provide more at a lower price. That led to more countertops, creating a cycle in which supply and demand surged. For this reason, based on estimates from the US International Trade Commission, total United States imports of processed granite were about 206,000 metric tons in 1996. In 2014, they exceeded 2 million metric tons.

Shipping granite got easier

Comparing to local granite, the global granite became more easily shippable, it became more affordable for builders and consumers. Since granite slabs for countertops could be precut on site and then safely packed and shipped, it is possible to get granite from around the world.

 Granite and new trend of home construction

One of the most important reasons for the U.S. obsession with granite is more likely the trends in home construction during the 2000s. it has made people, designer and architect have a different implication of what a “good” countertop looked like.It’s worth mentioning that using granite in the home construction is very beneficial in terms of    cost, durability, beauty and color. Recently, it is highly demanded by the U.S. for the impression of luxury, beauty and durability.

Radsam Stone Company is one of the pioneers in supplying natural stones including marbles, travertine, granite and sandstone. We are honored to be a good guest to our client in Iran during their visit from our quarry and factory. We are committed ourselves to be at the service of our client. For more information concerning each of our materials, please contact us via WhatsApp: +9899900988815, +9893336336154 or email Us at:
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