Of all the kitchen countertop materials to choose from, granite is by far the most popular. Part of this is due to granite’s aesthetic appeal, but granite has other qualities that make it perfect for a busy kitchen that sees a lot of use. For starters, granite countertops are some of the hardest and most durable countertops available. While it can dull knives if you don’t use a cutting board while preparing food, granite is highly resistant to wear and tear. It is also resistant to heat and won’t be damaged if you have to place a hot pot or pan down on your countertop.
On average, a granite countertop will last for years without needing to be replaced. After all, granite is a natural substance. It does need to be sealed if you want to keep it from being stained by spills, but your countertop will serve you well as long as you know how to maintain it. Have your granite countertop installed professionally to ensure that it will be sealed properly.
Of course, granite countertops are also highly prized for their appearance. A good granite countertop has a timeless look that fits with the decor of any kitchen, and it is available in many different colors. Each countertop you find is unique, and while the more elaborate and colorful countertops will be more expensive, it will be worth the investment. Installing granite countertops in your kitchen is almost guaranteed to increase the value of your home, making them great choices for anyone who wishes to sell or refinance their house.
As great as granite countertops are for a busy kitchen, they do require a bit of upkeep. We’ve already mentioned the need to seal them when they are installed, but that really is necessary if you want your countertops to look their best. It’s best to have a granite countertop sealed at least once a year. Some countertops can last for ten years without being sealed, but it’s best not to risk having a beautiful countertop marred with a wine stain. Fortunately, sealing a countertop isn’t difficult. If you don’t want to do the job yourself, there are plenty of professionals who can do it for you.
Whether it’s for their durability or their aesthetic appeal, there is a reason why granite is the go-to material for kitchen countertops. If you are interested in having countertops installed in your own kitchen, contact the professionals at Marble Unlimited today. We will be happy to find a countertop for your kitchen that will last a lifetime.