If you’re remodeling your kitchen, there are many design details to keep track of. Are you repainting the old kitchen cabinets or are you replacing them all? Will you be updating all of the appliances? What kind of backsplash design did you have in mind? These are all very important aspects of a kitchen remodel, but we’re going to focus on arguably the most important detail: the countertops. Think about it, you use your countertops everyday to prepare food, to store small kitchen appliances and to enjoy and serve meals on. With that said, have you decided what material you’ll use for them? Granite is an excellent choice for many reasons, our team explains some of the major benefits below.
#1. Resistant Against Scratching and Chipping
Your countertops go through a lot of wear and tear over the years, especially kitchen countertops. Did you know that granite is the second most durable material in the world, second only to diamonds? While it’s always recommended to use chopping boards to cut up vegetables and other foods, your granite countertops won’t scratch or chip and should last you for years to come.
#2. It is Moisture, Heat and Stain Resistant
Anyone who enjoys cooking knows how important it is to work on surfaces that can withstand high temperatures, moisture, and the occasional staining. You can place a hot pan straight onto a granite countertop (although we recommend using a pot holder!), and food and drinks that frequently leave stains like beets, turmeric, red wine and tomato sauces won’t damage granite. Also, the kitchen is one of the major places in your home where moisture is ever-present, so you don’t want countertops that can’t withstand moisture.
#3. Each Piece of Granite is Unique
There are no two pieces of granite on earth that are the same, so you’ll have countertops that are completely unique to you. There are many different types of granite and it comes in a range of colors, so you can select the specific color that matches the color scheme you’re going for. Granite also has a classic look that will never go out of style, so while the decor in your home will likely change over the years, your countertops will stay looking great for decades to come.
#4. Granite Is Very Affordable
Granite is a popular choice because it’s very affordable, ranging between $50 to $200 per square foot, including installation costs. The total cost will depend on how thick you want your countertops to be, so speak with a professional installer to get an idea of how much granite countertops will cost based on your style preferences.
For more information about installing granite countertops, or if you have any questions about kitchen supplies, please contact our team at Cross Town Plumbing today or visit us at: https://www.crosstownplumbing.com/