When choosing a kitchen countertop, you have many choices and granite is one of the most popular countertop stones on the market. The reason this stone is commonly used in the kitchen is because it is extremely durable and can last for many years when taken care of properly. Additionally, it is very beautiful and gives your kitchen an elegant, sophisticated look that can tie the room together. Here are some of the main benefits of granite:
- Cost – The price of this stone fluctuates because it is generally sourced from outside of the US, but overall granite is an affordable option. Keep in mind that granite needs to be professionally installed. If you need to have cutouts made for a sink, for example, this will need to be considered into the price.
- Maintenance – Common knowledge used to be that granite had to be sealed upon installation and then again every year. However, today there are sealing products that can last up to three to five years.
- Durability – Granite is extremely durable and it is generally not prone to staining. Granite also tends to resist cracking and chipping. When considering a kitchen countertop material, it is important to think about what kinds of conditions your countertops will be subjected to.
Come to AA Marble & Granite for gorgeous granite countertops and much more
At AA Marble & Granite, we stock granite countertops and much more. We have an array of granite colors and we know that you will find the perfect stone for your home when you visit our showroom. Our design consultants will work with you to help you select the stone slab that will work best for your kitchen.
For more information about picking the right granite countertop slab for your kitchen, if you would like more information about kitchen countertops, or if you have any other questions, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.