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What to Consider When Selecting Granite Countertops for Your Home

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What to Consider When Selecting Granite Countertops for Your Home

Granite is among the most beautiful and desired materials that are used in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects, and there is good reason for this. Granite is a natural stone material that is available in an extensive range of colors, and the material often has gorgeous flecks and natural striations that give it character and personality. While you certainly want to find the right color of granite to use in your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, there are a few additional factors to consider to ensure that you have countertops that you will love.

What to Consider When Selecting Granite Countertops for Your HomeThe Finish on Your Counter Tops

Granite can either be polished or honed. Polishing gives it a distinctive, high-gloss look that most equate with granite, and honing generally creates a softer, matter finish. The latter is less common, so it generally can give your home a more distinguished look. Before you decide on a finish that is right for your home, consider bringing a few different samples into the space to view them in the natural lighting in the room.

Different Edge Designs

You should also pay attention to the edges available with granite counter tops. There are numerous edge styles that you can consider, and you may find that one is more appealing to you from an aesthetic standpoint. Some of the options include ogee, bullnose, knife edge, straight, bevel and others.

In addition to focusing on how the material looks, consider how it will function in your home. This is, after all, an edge that you will be leaning against and that liquids may run off of from time to time. In addition, some of the designer edges, such as ogee, may cost more than other standard edge designs.

These factors can impact the look of your new counter tops. You can learn more about each of these options and other design options available online or at one of our locations so you can make a more informed decision about which countertops are best for your kitchen or bathroom.

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