How To Choose Countertops – Granite

So you’ve planned your kitchen layout, you know you want those gorgeous cabinets with the ultra-sleek handles – but now you have to choose a countertop and you’re stuck. How do you decide which countertop material will look most beautiful in your new kitchen and will work best with your lifestyle? In our easy 10-part guide, we’ll talk about the top countertop materials from the expert’s perspective, and help you decide which is right for you.

This week, we’re looking at the ever-popular granite.

Price: $20-$150 a square foot, depending on quality, source and uniqueness

Pros: Granite is a natural stone so it is durable and heat-resistant, and comes in endless color varieties and pattern variations. It’s relatively easy to care for.

Cons: Granite is porous, and so requires sealing by a professional immediately after installation to protect it from stains. After the initial sealing, granite should be resealed once a year to maintain its surface integrity.

How To Clean It: Immediately wipe up spills with a damp paper towel. Do a deeper clean with soapy water or a specialist stone cleaner.

Want it? Give Stone Surface Specialists a call today on 801 856 0164 to schedule your FREE granite consultation and sealing. Our experts can advise on any area of this gorgeous stone you’re unsure about, and make sure it’s sealed and ready for action the minute it’s installed.