Did you know that granite is currently the most popular option for countertops?
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 64% of new homes have granite countertops installed. But what makes granite so popular? Should you consider it for your home?
This guide will explain why granite has become such as excellent choice for homeowners.
Add Value To Your Home
Adding granite countertops is a great way to increase a home’s value and attract future buyers. In fact, it’s become a staple of modern homes.
Granite typically costs between $40-$60 per square foot. This is very affordable compared to marble which is usually between $75-$250 per square foot. Expect to pay between $2,000 to $4,500 total after installation.
Remodeling a kitchen with granite can yield up to a 70% return on investment.
Durability and Longevity
Once you install granite countertops, they will last a lifetime and not need to be replaced. The same can not be said for other types of countertops.
Granite is very durable. It’s resistant to staining, etching and won’t scorch if you accidentally place hot pans directly on it.
Unique Style and Design
Each slab of granite is entirely different and unique. This means your personal countertops will be one of a kind. Several colors are available to choose from to fit your style, too.
There are neutral tones such as black, gray, and white. But if you prefer more bold and vibrant options, there are earth tones, shades of green, blue, red, and yellow colors also.
Granite Is Easy To Clean
Not only is granite easy to clean, but it also stays clean. Granite is naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and bacteria. This is an essential benefit for surfaces in bathrooms and kitchens.
It’s Easy To Maintain
To say granite is easy to maintain is a bit of an understatement. Simply sealing the countertop will prevent staining for a lifetime. That includes pesky water stains. Sealing a granite countertop only takes about 10 minutes.
Repairs Are Easy
It’s uncommon that granite repairs are ever needed. But in worst-case scenarios, repairs are straightforward.
If a divot or break occurs in a granite countertop, it is easily fixable. An entire slab rarely needs to be replaced, but even the replacement process is quick and seamless.
Because of granite’s smooth and flat surface, it makes cooking and prepping food easier. Granite countertops are most often associated with kitchen and bathroom use, but they also make an excellent surface for writing and studying.
Get Granite Countertops Installed Today
Now you know that granite countertops don’t cost as much as other options but add a tremendous amount of value. Make your kitchen or bathroom stand out to buyers, or enjoy them yourself for a lifetime.
Please contact us if you still have questions about installation, pricing, or anything else regarding granite countertops. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping to upgrade your home!