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3 Benefits of Granite Fountains

April 20, 2016_ in Landscaping, Fountain Maintenance . 0 Comments.

There are many benefits to having a granite fountain. Granite has been used for home design and landscaping features for decades. Compared to other fountain types, such as cast stone, granite is the way to go. Here are a few benefits of having a granite fountain:

1. Durability

Granite is one of the most durable stones. Warm or cold, granite fountains will not crack like many limestone, cantera, marble or cast “stone” fountains tend to do during freeze and thaw cycles. If you live in a warm climate, a major advantage of granite fountains is low maintenance. People often use chlorine or bleach to clean their fountains. These chemicals can cause a great deal of damage to fountains made from calcium-based stone types. For example, chlorine has been known to eat away limestone, which causes fountains to crack and break. However, granite fountains do not get damaged by these chemicals and continue to remain functional and appealing to the eye for years. 

Ice Fountain

2. Beauty

Not only are granite fountains incredibly durable, they are very unique. One downfall of cast stone fountains is that they all look similar and don’t have that special quality granite has. Cast stone fountains are made of concrete poured into mold, while granite fountains are handcarved by an artisan. Every inch of granite has different patterns and qualities, which make our granite fountains a piece of art! As you can see in the photos below, both granite fountains are beautiful in their own way.

Fountain 

3. Color

Every piece of granite is a one of a kind piece with its many eye catching colors that shine. Take this granite twist fountain, for example. It is handcarved from our earth-tone Giallo Fantasia granite and serves as a beautiful addition to your landscaping. 

While cast stone fountain colors fade over time, granite never loses its bright coloration and does not deteriorate as quickly. Granite's beauty is endless!

Granite Twist Fountain

Are you interested in a durable, unique granite fountain for your home? Contact us today! 

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