Can’t decide which kitchen counter top surface is the best? Well, that’s not surprising given the numerous options including granite, marble, quartz, solid surface, soapstone, stainless steel, ceramic, wood and laminate, so it’s tough…
Many Myths and marketing messages swirl around the internet often stretching or slanting the truth. The result is conflicting or confusing information about the pros and cons of the various surfaces for kitchen countertops. This is especially true when comparing Silestone vs. granite or Corian vs. granite countertops.
Granite is the traditional favorite kitchen counter top material for its unique colors and patterns, proven durability and lasting value.
Granite counter tops are of course natural stone that is heat, scratch and stain resistant and nearly impossible to damage if you follow some simple procedures for cleaning granite countertops. Granite is a good choice for any project inside or outside including walls and floors.
A new granite counter top is always high on the list of kitchen remodeling ideas. And why not? It’s a proven durable surface with many unique benefits. Though with so many to choose from now you might be wondering… aren’t other materials better than granite countertops?
When considering the overall performance characteristics, versatility, extensive style and color choices, ease of cleaning, maintenance and repair… other counter top materials have yet to truly surpass a granite counter top as we’ll explain here.
Over the centuries granite has excelled as a top material for quite a variety of installations such as indoor and outdoor kitchen counter tops, bathroom countertops, floor tile, patios, fireplaces, tub decks, shower surrounds and walls… inside and out. No other countertop or tile material performs so reliability with style and ease across so many different applications.
With such an impressive resume, it’s no wonder that granite countertops remain among homeowner’s most desired features whether remodeling or buying…. and that the value or pros and cons of all other countertop materials are continually compared to a granite counter top.
Granite Direct, Denver, Colorado