Choosing the Look
Granite countertops provide a durable, attractive element to any kitchen or bathroom with the varying natural color combinations of the stone. Due to these naturally occurring variations it is difficult to say exactly what the finished product will look like, which is why, when possible, you should view a picture of a finished product with the type of granite you are interested in to get a better idea how it will look in your home. Because granite is a naturally occurring stone the color combinations are earthy, ranging the gray scale with some greens, blues, purples, browns, and golds—some will brighten and some may darken the ambiance of the room in which they are placed.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Proper measuring is essential as cutting of the stone is exact to the specifications and dimensions of the space it will occupy. It is also important that a template be made to account for any appliances that may require a cutout for seamless incorporation into the overall look, such as sinks, faucets, and cooking ranges. When measuring for cut outs it is good to keep in mind whether these will be raised, under mounted, or some other style that will have an effect the design, and have the appliance on hand when taking measurements and making the template.
Leveled to Stay
Whether installing granite countertops in a newly constructed room or a remodeling of the old one preparing the site is vital. Ensure that the entire area for the granite’s placement is flat and even. In some cases the stone can be affixed through permanent bonding to existing countertops. However, if this is not ideal make sure that the decking to which the granite will be affixed is not particleboard or any other overly absorbent material. An epoxy or similar liquid adhesive is typically used to bond the stone to the top of the cabinets to form your countertop. Any seams should be near invisible with the proper blending of color in the epoxy used to match the color of the stone.
Affordable Surface Products in Greensboro provides expert installation services with all granite countertop purchases. Visit our showroom at 100 Bonita Drive or contact us for a free quote! We are worth the drive from High Point, Winston Salem and Kernersville.