More and more homeowners are contemplating granite slabs for their remodeling projects. It has come into vogue in recent years for such things as countertops and other surfaces that require a durable and robust material.
While it’s true that granite slabs can often be costly, you don’t necessarily have to resign yourself to paying large sums of money. Home supply stores oftentimes have discounted sections with granite blocks that have chips on the surface or similar imperfections. In many cases, these flawed areas won’t even be seen once the granite is installed, so it can mean you are getting a good deal at a discounted price. It’s also worth asking a dealer when he will be changing from old to new inventory, because even top-selling countertops may sell for less when the store is making space for new shipments.
Granite is extremely strong, and it’s available in many natural, beautiful hues. The colors are never exactly the same from one slab to another; for this reason, each piece will add unique texture and richness to the design of your décor.
If the granite slab you select is in rough form, then you will need to arrange for it to be measured, surfaced and polished. When the stone is sealed properly, then cleaning granite countertops is not significantly different than maintaining any other type of surface. Of course, the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance should always be followed. With careful guidance, you can enjoy your granite surfaces for years to come.
They are eye-catching and compelling countertop additions, where they offer a beautiful contrast to stainless steel appliances. So when the time comes to undertake a remodeling project, give some serious consideration to the addition of granite surfaces in your kitchen!