Have you ever wondered what curling stones are made of? Chances are you haven’t. But when you find out why they use granite, you’ll understand just how great a stone granite is for your home. So read on to find out more about strength and beauty: why curling uses granite for their stones.
A curling stone (the object that’s slid down the surface of the playing area) is “thrown” many times during its lifetime of use. Considering this constant strain on the granite, it holds up well, just like it does in your home. In fact, granite is able to withstand direct contact with knives, allowing you to use your countertop as a cutting board. Granite can also resist hot materials, such as a boiling teapot or a baking sheet fresh from the oven.
When polished, granite’s true beauty shines through. Other great properties come forward as well, such as stain resistance and being scratch-proof. These two qualities make granite a beautiful (and resistant) choice for curling stones. And, of course, your home!
And with that beauty comes some great antimicrobial qualities. In fact, when it comes to countertop materials in your home with antimicrobial characteristics, granite is second only to stainless steel.
Curling stones are used for 5-10 years before they’re “turned over,” which involves flipping the side with the handle, using the opposite side of the stone for sliding. However, with the proper care, granite in your home can last a lifetime.
If you’d like to see how granite can improve your home with its strength and beauty, give Midland Marble & Granite a call today. Our expert staff is happy to help you choose the best color for your home, and get you on your way to experiencing the power of granite.