What’s so great about Granite Countertops? Are you looking for an affordable but timeless way to update your kitchen or bathroom? Granite countertops are a great option to both update the look of your kitchen and add lasting value to your home! Below we have listed the top 3 reasons why granite is so popular […]
What’s so great about Granite Countertops?
Are you looking for an affordable but timeless way to update your kitchen or bathroom? Granite countertops are a great option to both update the look of your kitchen and add lasting value to your home! Below we have listed the top 3 reasons why granite is so popular with so many homeowners in the Kansas City area.
1. Granite countertops add the most bang for your buck.
Granite countertops not only add value to your kitchen, but it also adds more appeal to potential buyers. Worried about the risk of granite going “out of style?” No worries. Granite is not a trend. It is a timeless, classic choice but also a great investment that will help boost your home’s value in the current housing market.
2. Granite counters are durable.
Granite is one of the toughest and hardest materials on earth because it is formed by extreme heat and pressure. Granite is composed of a combination of Feldspar and Quartz, which work together to make granite surfaces also extremely scratch resistant.
3. Granite helps resist bacteria and germs.
Granite is naturally resistant to bacteria. While granite itself doesn’t nourish bacteria, food preparation may leave moisture and traces of food residue in the stone pores on which bacteria can live. Regularly sealing the stone helps the surface resist bacteria by closing the tiny crevices and pores. Therefore, it is important to eliminate the possibility of bacterial contamination by disinfecting your sealed granite countertop.
4. Granite countertops are easy to clean.
DIY Granite Countertop Cleaning Recipe for Everyday Use:
A simple solution of dawn dish soap (couple drops) and water is suggested to preserve sealant and insure the surface stays shiny and clear of stains.
DIY Recipe for Disinfecting Granite Countertops (Not recommended for everyday use.)
Alcohol Solution (This is not a long-term cleaning option but more of an emergency disinfectant.) Mix 4 tablespoons of alcohol and 4 drops of liquid dish detergent in 1 quart of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the countertop. Allow it to stand for at least 1 minute and then wipe the countertop dry with a soft, clean, white cloth.
Visit our Complete Guide to Cleaning Stone Countertops for more great tips & tricks.
5. Granite is repairable.
Granite is one of the toughest countertop materials on the market today, but that doesn’t mean it’s impervious to chips. There are four types of damage that a granite countertop might experience: natural fissures, cracks, breaks, or chips if you damage it accidentally. In the event that it does scratch or chip but it depends on how bad the damage is. The best thing to do is call a professional to come out and evaluate the damage.
Midwest Marble & Granite not only installs granite countertops but also has a full-time granite repair team on staff. If we installed the countertop, you get a service call up to 50% off the repair cost.
Learn more about our granite repair services here.
6. Granite comes in multiple color and style options.
With multiple shades and over 50 colors of granite to choose from, we guarantee you’ll find the perfect color & style that will blend perfectly with your kitchen cabinets, flooring, and walls.
See our catalog of granite colors to find the perfect stone to match your kitchen or bathroom style.
7. Granite countertops are heat resistant.
Granite countertops will easily bear the heat of almost anything that you can subject to it. You can put hot pots and pans on top of it and it will not get damaged.
8. Granite countertops add value to your home.
Granite is the number one favorite stone choice for kitchen & bathroom countertops. As we all know, updated kitchens and bathrooms are what buyers are looking for in a new home. Granite might not literally raise the monetary value of your home but granite countertops bring the “wow” factor to potential buyers.
9. Granite countertops never go out of style.
Just like your favorite little black dress or white button-down shirt, granite not only goes with anything but is also timeless. Choose a black, white, or gray-colored granite and we can guarantee your kitchen’s look and feel.
Gray – Due to its splashed and unpolished nature, gray granite can be a great choice for a rustic style, but it can also suit any modern style.
White – White counter is an amazing choice for people who love a traditional, clean, or modern look. Like a fine wine, white goes with everything.
Black – Black looks every bit as classic as white does in the kitchen or bathroom. Black is also an extremely versatile color. Black offers a striking focal point that’s dramatic, yet simple and clean.
10. Granite is known for its healing powers.
Granite is believed to help your health, energy, and overall situation. Granite is associated with abundance and protection. Also, granite is believed to have balancing effects. Oceanic granite has the properties of both earth and water, so the neutral, balance nature is appropriate for calming yourself and having easy-going relationships.
If you have questions about any of the stone countertop choices mentioned above, give us a call at 913-486-2247 or set up an in-home design consultation online!