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Kitchen Countertops: Granite

Installing countertops, kitchen countertops specifically require some knowledge about the process and materials used. There are a number of materials available for kitchen countertops. Among these materials are granite, tile, laminate, stainless steel, marble, and concrete. Perhaps the most preferred countertop among current homeowners is granite.

Countertops, Kitchen Countertops Made of Granite

While granite kitchen countertops are popular, they are also expensive. A granite countertop will most definitely increase the values of your home, but with a price. Less expensive surfaces include laminates and possibly concrete.

Although expensive, countertops, kitchen countertops made of granite have advantages. Granite is a durable countertop surface that is resistant to heat. You don't have to worry about placing a hot pan on a granite countertop like you would a laminate surface. In addition, you can say good-bye to cutting boards. Knives will not scratch or cut the surface of granite.

The natural beauty of the stone gives any kitchen a sophisticated look. You can choose from a multitude of colors. When choosing the right color, make sure it is one that you really like. If properly cared for, granite will last a lifetime, so there will be no need for replacement.

Along with the price, there are additional disadvantages to granite countertops. Some maintenance is required. The granite surfaces require a yearly application of a sealant. If a sealant is not applied on a regular basis, stains may permanently be absorbed into the granite.

Granite is just one of the many countertops, kitchen countertops choices. There are many options available. If money is no option, granite may be the way to go. However, be knowledgeable and find the countertop that fits your taste, budget, and needs.

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