The king is dead, long live the king. At least when it comes to kitchens, the popular choice for decades has been granite, and while some of the magazines and television experts might steer you in a different direction there are reasons why granite has retained its popularity for so long. For those of you wavering or tempted to look elsewhere for your next kitchen remodel here are some things for you to ponder.
It Has Virtually Unlimited Variety And Choice
One of the great strengths of granite apart from the fact it is durable and easy to clean, is the variations in colors that it comes in. It is possible to get granite in virtually any color from light white, to dark black. For people that prefer the marble style, but are concerned over maintenance and upkeep, granite is the perfect option. There are so many kitchen countertop choices, it may take some patience and searching to find the exact piece you want, but provided you don’t rush and search in enough locations, you will find the perfect piece for you.
It In An Investment In Your Home
People desire a granite work surface, and if you ever watch real estate television programs the agent will always highlight the kitchen area, especially if it has a granite work top. So whether you are installing granite for your own pleasure, or are trying to renovate a property to make a profit, granite remains one of the best choices you can make for any kitchen.
It Is Scratch, Stain And Heat Resistant
Let’s face it, there will come a time when you forget that your saucepan is boiling hot and set it down on the work surface. When that happens you will instantly be thankful that you chose granite for your work surface. A cheaper material with a circular scorch or burn mark is a disaster for any kitchen, and not a cheap problem to rectify, prevention, as they say, is better than cure. BY investing in a granite work surface, you are removing any risk and worry of damage.
Granite is almost indestructible, and will easily last for 30 years in the kitchen. While it may be initially more expensive to buy, this will easily be recouped by not having to replace it inside 15 years. Choose god kitchen cabinets and you can always change the doors and appearance in fifteen years while keeping the work surface for many more years.
A Work Of Art
Because it is a natural product, each piece of granite is totally original and unique. You will come to love the various imperfections patterns and character that your work surface will have. You also have the option to choose the exact piece you want rather than have some boring man-made work surface that 25,000 other homes have across the world.
Granite has been the number one choice for many years, and that really doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. It might have a greater initial investment but in our opinion, it is certainly worth it. Here is a video comparing the granite and quartz.