As the quartz gains more market share as the desired counter-top choice because of its durability and maintenance, some would say that Granite has seen its heyday in the kitchen. However the fact remains that granite is still the top seller, why is that?
Well for one, granite is more readily available and more cost-effective than ever before. It’s also widely acknowledged that implementing granite can help inflate your home value (given the current housing market it’ll be an asset). Granite is also remarkably unique, and the truth is that is why above all other reasons why it’s so appealing. Homeowners are looking for something that nobody else has. Every slab of granite is one-of-a-kind; there are no projects ever that look alike.
Besides the fact that granite is original, hard, durable, scratch-resistant, and relatively easy to clean and maintain, it is also impervious to stains, heat, and liquids when sealed. Granite sealants are necessary if you’d want it to last a lifetime and look just as beautiful. It might need re-sealing every other year, but the procedure is relatively easy and not costly.
Granite comes from all around the world in a multitude of natural colors, shapes, patterns, and sizes. It can also be finished in a multitude of ways whether it’s polished, brushed, honed, flamed, and sandblasted. It’s also not only fantastic for kitchen counter tops but great to use for fireplaces, bars, desktops, windowsills, floors, walls and just about any surface.
Below are varieties of granite colors, patterns and finished from around the globe: