Top off your newly designed custom kitchen remodel with granite countertops!

There are many different options when it comes to countertops. Choosing the right countertop for you is not always easy but in the next few posts we will talk about the pros and cons of different types of countertops. We are starting this series with granite as it is currently one of the more popular options. Granite countertops add to the value of your kitchen and are easy to maintain. With the variety of different colors available in granite and the different hues that each countertop takes on the posibilities for future wall color is endless. Lets start with just a little background information on granite.

Granite is one of the natural stone options for custom countertops

Granite is mined in many different places throughout the world and gets it unique colors from the variations in  mineral levels in the area. It is an igneous rock and contains at least 20% quartz. Granite is made up of primarily quartz, falspar and mica. Granite is formed when bodies of magma are allowed to cool underground before ever reaching the surface of the Earth. There are more variations in color of granite then is prudent to list.

Pros of Custom Granite Countertops

  • Each slab of granite is unique
  • Scratch resistant
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Handles heat well
  • Little maintnence
  • Stain resistant
  • Adds value to your home
  • Sanitary
  • Long lasting
Cons of Custom Granite Countertops
  • Can be cracked when hit
  • Requires additional support to hold the granite
  • Expensive
  • No two slabs are exactly the same
  • No harsh abrasive since it can remove the sealant

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