One of the most important features in your kitchen is the countertop. There are many different materials to choose from when replacing worn out or damages countertops. Granite offers unique characteristics that have made it a premier choice among homeowners who want to update their kitchen.
Many people will admit that they love the look of granite but believe that it is out of their price range. While granite may have only been attainable for the rich and wealthy in the past, it has become much more affordable over the years. With many more producers around the world and improvements in quarrying and fabrication, granite has become an option for the average homeowner. Some variables that may affect the cost of your countertops include stone color, edge profile, and the size and shape of your kitchen.
With the installation of granite, you are able to instantly improve the value in your home. Because of the durability of granite, you know that your kitchen countertop will last for many years to come. Potential buyers not only appreciate the beauty and sophistication that granite adds to a room, they will benefit from its longevity as well. It will outlast any other synthetic material with very little maintenance required. Because it does not need to be replaced as often as a synthetic material, it is well worth the investment.
Granite is extremely easy to integrate into your kitchen because it is available in a wide range of styles and colors. It has a depth to it that you simply cannot replicate in man-made materials. With veining and swirling of colors, granite is truly elegant and beautiful. No two pieces are the same. This is why you should pick out your granite slab in person. That way, you are sure to get exactly what you need and want to complete the look of your kitchen.
Homeowners love the easy cleanup and maintenance with a granite countertop. Most of the time, spills can be wiped up with warm, soapy water. There are cleaners available as well that are specially formulated to clean without damaging your stone. Naturally sanitary, granite will not harbor mold or bacteria that can make your family sick.
One aspect of granite that homeowners particularly appreciate is that they can prepare their food directly on the countertop without worry of damaging the surface. As one of the strongest materials on earth, it is virtually impossible to scratch granite. Plus, granite is highly heat-resistant which means you can place a hot pot or pan on the countertop without damage.
When choosing a granite countertop, be sure to visit a few showrooms in your area. Find a provider who allows you to hand select and personally approve all materials being used. Be sure that you are working with an experienced installation expert. Ask about warranties or guarantees that they may offer on their products and services. Take time and do you research. Granite is a big investment in your home that will last for many years to come.
Affordable Surface Products sells and installs high quality and beautiful granite slabs for kitchen countertops. Our showroom, located in Greensboro, NC is only a short drive from High Point, Winston Salem, Burlington and Kernersville.