Why Granite is the Top Choice for Countertops in America
From My Company
When you think of a high-end custom kitchen, do you imagine granite countertops? If you answered yes, then you are not alone. Most Americans agree. Granite is THE most popular material for custom kitchens.
The United States is one of the chief producers of dimension stone in the world, having generated an estimated 1.5 million tons in 2006. Granite production typically is the largest or second largest portion of this market. Despite its abundance in the U.S., granite is purchased from a number of other countries. Brazil, China, India, Italy, and Norway typically lead as sources of imports to the U.S. Exports of the material are shipped predominantly to Canada, China, and Italy. SOURCE: Building Stone Institute
Reason one: Durability
Granite is defined to be a lifetime countertop material. This means you literally will never wear it out. Granite countertops will last for the lifetime of the home.
Proper sealing is tatamount to protecting the surface from stains. With professional sealing from a granite installation company, you will both protect your granite countertops as well as insure they last a lifetime.
Reason Two: Granite is Stunning
Americans are crazy for granite! The beautiful and natural appearance of granite is the main reason homeowners choose granite countertops for their kitchens. Both high-end designer kitchens and smaller, homey kitchens look fantastic with granite countertops.
Each slab is unique and contains veins, textures, pores, and markings that can only be found in nature. Warm browns, rich dark blacks, creamy ivories – the choices are many! Granite is mined and fabricated in many colors, finishes. Add to that your own unique custom edge for a look that is truly distinctive and one of a kind.
Reason Three: Granite is a Great Investment
Granite countertops immediately increase the value of any home. Don’t waste money replacing wood or laminate countertops every 10 years! Granite is a long- term investment. A permanent “fix” that you can enjoy for many years.
Invest in granite countertops and enjoy a lifetime of durability, functionality, and beauty. If you relocate or choose to sell your home, you can reap the rewards of your investment with a property that is more desirable and faster to sell.