Granite Countertops

Granite remains one of the most popular surfaces on the market today. It is a natural material mined throughout the world. A metamorphic rock, it forms when magma cools quickly at the surface, forming a matrix of tiny crystals in various colors depending on the minerals it contains. Granite is extremely durable as well as beautiful. It resists heat and changing temperatures, making it the only choice for outdoor applications, such as outdoor kitchens.

Granite remains the most popular choice for countertops because it is durable, stain resistant and comes in a variety of colors. Alaska White granite countertops, home design by Giddens Homes, Austin, TX.

Pro’s of Granite Countertops

  • Affordable options
  • Extremely durable and long lasting
  • Stain Resistant
  • Scratch resistant (knives won’t damage them)
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Scorch resistant (won’t burn if you place an oven hot pan on them)
  • Color will never fade
  • Can be installed indoors and outdoors

Con’s of Granite Countertops

  • Need to be sealed once a year to keep their water resistant properties
  • Edges can chip if heavy items are dropped on them
  • Lighter colors an be prone to staining if not properly sealed
  • Solid colors are limited, most granite colors contain movement and patterns