Kitchen Countertops - Granite

Granite Countertops

Over the past several years, granite countertops, have noticeably become more affordable and one of the hottest trends for a kitchen & bath remodeling project. Thanks to better granite slab and natural stone resources, automated fabrication technology, long lasting stone sealers and written warranties, granite selections have been a rising nation wide trend for several years. The internet is full of opinions as to exactly which type of solid surface product is the best for your application. Only one solid surface product comes to mind that has historically stood the test of time, granite countertops. Granite countertops are not only about the most desired, but granite is arguably the most durable.

Granite is an excellent countertop material and is enormously popular for use in today's kitchens. Granite countertops will work with virtually any style or color cabinet you choose. Whether installed as a slab or as tiles, granite is elegant and durable. Each piece of granite used for your countertop is unique in texture and veining, and enhances your kitchen like a piece of fine art.

Granite is a beautiful, quarried stone composed of quartz, mica, feldspar, and other minerals which give it a crystalline appearance and feel. It is available in a wide spectrum of colors ranging from green, gold, or brown to mauve, black, and white. Some kinds of granite have veining. Because each piece is different, hand-select the pieces you want for your countertop. Granite is available with polished (high gloss finish), brushed (smooth surface), honed (smooth, flat look), or flamed (roughened) surface finishes. This hard, long-lasting, stone countertop resists scratches, cuts, and scorching heat, but it should be sealed to avoid stains. However, even with all these good performance features, remember that this surface is stone. A glass or china plate dropped on it will break.

Choose a qualified company like S & W Kitchens to supply, fabricate, and install your granite countertops. A professional can help you select the right color and pattern for your decor and help you choose the right backsplash and sink style. S & W Kitchens can also provide you with the edge profile you desire, and finish the surface to bring out its unique characteristics. Make sure your cabinets will support this heavy, stone surface.

While granite is frequently used for kitchen countertops, it is also used in homes, offices, and buildings for bathroom surfaces, flooring, and walls. Granite has been used for many years on building exteriors due to its resistance to weather damage.

You will be amazed at the choices there are of this luxurious countertop material.

 

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