Granite countertops are a timeless and classic options that are preferred by many homeowners. Portraying an image of quality and aesthetic beauty, it is important to note all of the distinguishing features of granite countertops to help you to better determine if granite is the right choice for you.
As you may be aware, granite countertops are not only popular when looking for installing new countertops, but granite countertops are extremely attractive to homebuyers as well. This will add value to your home and allow you to ask a premium when you are looking to sell your home.
Another benefit of granite countertops is that they each have a unique and elegant look. While they may appear to match, there are no two pieces of granite that are exactly the same. This assures that you will have a unique looking kitchen that will distinguish you from everyone else.
The benefits of granite countertops don’t end with aesthetics though. Granite countertops are also incredibly durable and are resistant to heat. This has a couple of implications. Because the counters are heat resistant, you do not need to put potholders down and will make the transfer of food off the stove or out of the oven a much easier process. Likewise, if you decide to put granite in your bathroom, there will be no fear of scorch marks from your curling iron or hair straightener. As a durable material, granite countertops can stand up to cutting and normal wear and tear. They are usually expected to outlast the people who install them, so these counters will last you for life.
Granite countertops are not without their downside though. Unless if you had granite countertops before, these are likely to be much heavier than your last countertop. It will require sturdy cabinets in order to provide enough support, and a special installation process. If you are not experienced in installing granite countertops, it is best to have professionals go through the installation process for you.
Another downside is that, while granite countertops are all unique, this means that they are not uniform and every portion of the countertop will not look perfect. It is good to be aware that there will be small variations between what you see in the store and what is installed in your house.
Granite is a porous material and, while it is sealed before it is installed, it requires resealing every 1 to 3 years. Resealing it is important because a porous materials are susceptible to staining or becoming a host for hazardous bacteria. This is extremely important in your decision to have granite countertops because it requires a certain level of upkeep. Even though it is highly infrequent, resealing can easily be forgotten or seen as an inconvenience.
Naffco offers numerous options for granite countertops. More information regarding them can be found here
. There are a number of associates at Naffco who service the Brandon, Florida area who are available to answer any questions you have. The associates can also help you order your countertops if you have already decided that you would like granite countertops.