The Basics About Granite Counters For Your Kitchen

Besides being durable, granite is one of the most elegant materials that can be used for a kitchen work surface. When you want to spark up your kitchen while adding resale value to the price of your home, think of it first. It’s the most popular choice when it comes to kitchen renovations and for good reason.

A natural stone, a natural choice

Woman unpacking groceris on her brown granite kitchen counter.With natural stone you’re able to bring the outdoors inside naturally. While other countertops are processed, it’s delivered to your kitchen straight from the earth itself. Large pieces of stone are lifted from a quarry and then cut into slabs that form the countertop. No other materials or chemicals are added to the slab – it’s nature’s gift to you.

Durability that can last for a lifetime

Granite is one of the most durable countertops you can purchase. Not only is it beautiful to look at but it acts as a functional surface that you can count on for years to come. It is stain and heat-resistant so it continues to look as good in the years to come as it did when it was first installed.

These countertops can take a lot of wear and tear. It’s the perfect choice if you have a family full of children that aren’t always easy on household fixtures. When the glass falls out of your child’s hand and bounces off the counter, you’ll know that your granite isn’t dented or bruised in any way.

Seal it up!

Sealing is mandatory to maintain its integrity. The supplier you’re working with will tell you what type of sealing product should be purchased and will probably recommend adding another coat of this sealant to the surface on a yearly basis. This process only takes a few minutes of your time and keeps the stone looking its ultimate best.

Color and style – you’ll find it here!

No matter what type of style or color you want for your kitchen, it’s available with granite. The colors range from white to black with a full spectrum of colors in between. If you’re looking for something daring, you can even choose red granite to fire up your kitchen! If you’re not leaning on the dramatic side there are muted neutral tones available that can bring any kitchen back to life.

While there are a lot of other types of kitchen work surfaces to choose from, none of them can provide the charming characteristics that nature has built into its’ all natural offerings. When machine-processed units just aren’t your style, granite is the natural selection.

Here at the Countertop Investigator we have many in depth articles about using all natural stone in your kitchen. Choose from the list of articles below to learn more about how granite countertops can benefit you.

To get you started on your search here are three local companies. But don’t stop there because to get the best deal you have to know the ins and outs of getting quotes. Don’t worry, we quickly break it down for you below. Troy Granite 711 Interchange Blvd. Newark, DE 19711 (302) 292 1750 http://www.troygranite.com/ With […]

Granite countertops remain one of the most popular additions that people can make to their kitchens. Granite is beautiful, always unique, and because each counter is made specifically for your kitchen, these bespoke stone counters will always be the perfect fit. Because you can’t simply go to a big box store and choose a counter […]

So what did you think if the first half of the gallery? You can’t get those colors and variations in quartz. And artificial stone can’t even come close to replicating the veining that some of the more intricate granite’s have. I saved some of the best ones for this page, just in case you may […]

Granite countertops are the kitchen work surfaces that all others measure themselves against. And for good reason when you consider how it instantly transforms a mundane kitchen to marvelous. It’s magnificence is blazingly obvious in our photo gallery. Here are some of the colors that you’re going to see: Giallo Fiesta Amber Yellow Baltic Brown […]

We have three companies to help you get started. All three are definitely worth a call for a quote and to discuss your project with. Fox Granite Countertops 3300 South 5th St. Austin, TX (512)271-2808 www.foxgranitecountertops.com Fox offers a full service, one-stop-shopping experience for buying granite countertops. From selection to fabrication and installation, everything is […]

To get you on your way, here are three local companies for you to call. All three of these have a good reputation in your state for quality craftsmanship. New Granite & Marble, Inc. 35 8th St. Passaic, NJ (973)767-6216 www.newgranitemarble.com New Granite and Marble is a popular “up and coming” granite countertop business that services […]

Let me help you a bit. To get you started, here are three granite countertop companies in Pennsylvania that you may want to consider. Asco Granite Countertops 306 Commerce Dr. Exton, PA (610)662-5310 www.ascogranite.com Asco covers every aspect of providing you with new granite countertops in your home, from fabrication to installation. Choose from their selection […]

To get you started, here are three companies right here in Maryland. United Granite Countertops 6315 Howard Ln. Elkridge, MD (410)540-9333 www.unitedgranite.us United is a business with over 22 years of experience in the industry. They offer a wide selection of granite for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, fireplaces, bartops and more. The company services the Virginia, […]

We have all heard about granite and how gorgeous and durable it is. You may have also heard reports about quartz counters (the two are often confused) and how well they compare to granite countertops. If you haven’t yet heard of this kitchen work surface, read on. This is another material available and one that […]

Here’s a brief rundown of the key differences so that you can make a more informed choice about the counter you’ll be slicing, peeling and shredding on for the years to come. See this page if you’re looking for a very detailed and in-depth comparison. Quartz countertops are maintenance-free One of the biggest deciding factors […]