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How to Choose Granite Countertops

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2017

As a good material for countertop, granite is the best choice because of its both beauty and durability, not easier to get dirty. Granite is a n unique stone in both appearance and structure than continues to meet the demands of discerning homeowners. You'll ruin your knife before you damage your granite countertop if you decide to chop up a carrot on its surface. It won't scratch or show any wear and tear and unless you take a sledge hammer to it. Granite lets you enjoy your kitchen or bathroom without the worry of damage. And usable and beautiful granite can increase inspiration and level of beauty for your kitchen and bathroom. When you want to choose granite as a countertop material for your kitchen, colors, smoothness, edge and thickness and other factors should be considered.

How to Choose Granite Countertops

Since granite is a kind of natural stone, must be allowed different and tolerance in colors and veins. When you are very love of a sample color, don’t struggle with this issue why the granite looks different with the color and veins of the sample stone. And the most common colors include white, gray, black, pink, and orange. Occasionally greens, browns, and blues make an appearance as well. You can make up the color according to your home decoration style.

First, compare with the price. Everyone enjoys the best quality stone with the best price, also with the good service. Many granite installation companies offer a free installation. You can require the granite sample, picture and asked comments from engineer.

Second, the defects in granite will affect the integrity of structure. As a natural product, dents and scratches is difficult to avoid. If you worry about the granite defects and color, granite slabs is another alternative choice.

Third, sink material. No matter what material you choose, if need to cut the sink shape, additional fees for sink cutting will be charged by granite manufacturers.

Fourth, select thickness. The thickness of granite countertops is usually 2-3 cm or 3/4-1 inch. 3 cm granite countertops are relatively expensive, but stronger and more attractive. But 2 cm granite countertops are usually need plywood support, must carry on the edge.

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