Monuments for loved ones are meant to be testaments to their memory that will withstand the elements of time. This means that selecting the right material is the most important aspect of ensuring that your loved one’s memory will live on long after they do. Find out some of the top reasons why so many of our clients opt to select Granite as their preferred monument material.
1. The Mineral Makeup of Granite is Simply Superior
Granite is a material that is made up of a percentage of quartz, mica, feldspar, and other minerals that form this strong structure. In the past, the strength of granite has been relied on heavily in the construction industry and has proven the test of time.
The strong structure of granite is what has made it one of the most popular choices for headstones and monuments. The positive reasons behind using granite include:
- Water can’t easily penetrate the material.
- Granite easily holds up to inclement weather.
- Granite can last for centuries without losing the structural integrity that it was chosen for.
- Granite comes in a variety of colors.
When compared to material like marble, granite definitely holds up. While marble can easily fall victim to pollution, salt, and erosion, granite does not. When comparing an older granite headstone to a marble one, time will not compromise the inscriptions of the monument constructed with granite.
2. Granite is Easy to Maintain
When cleaning marble, it almost seems as if one needs to contracted and have experience with natural stone surfaces. Plus, if you damage the marble during cleaning, replacement is going to be very expensive.
Luckily, granite is such a strong material that cleaning it is practically worry-free and requires only a few simple steps to keep clean. Maintaining your loved one’s monument is important, so working with a material that is user-friendly makes keeping your memories preserved a simple process.
3. Granite is Multi-Resistant
Granite is a very hard surface. Yes, it is simple to cut and shape into a desired form, but it is a very scratch resistant material.
Yet another element that granite is resistant to is heat. Monuments are mainly in direct contact with the sunlight. A granite monument will not melt or blister over time in the sun. This is due to the density of the material and is one of the main reasons why the surface is so widely praised in several industries.
4. Repairs Are Rare
Since granite is such a resistant material, the likeliness of repairs is a rarity. However, should a repair come up, make sure that your monument is repaired by a professional. Your monument manufacturer will be able to assist you with any of your granite repair needs, from a fracture to a large chip.
The Monument Store Specializes in Custom Granite Headstones
If you are preparing to purchase a monument or headstone for yourself or a loved one, make sure that you choose a material that will last a lifetime. Contact The Monument Store to learn about our granite offerings and how we can help you work through the process of purchasing a monument that meets your needs.