Granite Countertops: The Most Durable for Your Kitchen

Granite countertops are the most durable for your kitchen when compared to other natural and manmade surfaces. If you are considering countertop materials for your kitchen renovation or upgrade, you’ll definitely want to put granite at the top of your list.

How Are Granite Countertops More Durable Than Other Materials?

Granite is a natural, strong stone that is more durable than other materials, such as marble. Marble is a softer stone that is highly porous and is prone to both absorbing liquids and staining if not immediately wiped clean. Marble is also more susceptible to chips, cracks, and scratches over time. Granite is more resistant to such wear. And although granite can stain or discolor if a spill is allowed to sit, it won’t stain if you wipe it up pretty quickly.

When compared to any other non-stone countertop materials such as wood, laminate, cultured marble, or glass, granite definitely the most durable. While not entirely scratch and chip proof, granite countertops remain highly resistant to accidental damage. Granite is also resistant to both staining and heat damage. And with a few simple care techniques, your granite can stay as beautiful as the day it was first installed for many years to come.

Granite’s supreme beauty and durability make it a top choice for homeowners across America and in other countries as well. It has become the item of choice in today’s upgraded kitchens and bathrooms.

The Value of Granite Countertops in Your Home

By simply upgrading your countertop material to a natural granite, you are adding immediate value to your home. Granite used to be only available in higher-end homes. But with the continued widespread use of granite over the last few decades, the price has become more affordable to the average homeowner. Today, granite is highly popular in mid-range homes, and is more frequently found in starter homes as well.

Granite is available in a huge variety of colors and patterns: from solid black, to natural tones to exotic patterns that that include natural veining, spots, and flecks of color. The selection is as varied as a person’s individual tastes. Granite is also available in a number of edge treatments, which can add to the individuality of each granite application. Plus, each slab is unique itself. Because they are made in nature, no two slabs are identical in their pattern.

So, due to granite’s high durability, the initial cost of cutting and installing your granite slabs is well worth the investment. Granite far outlasts its cheaper alternatives and adds a timeless, natural beauty to any part of your home.

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The Christy‘s

We had our kitchen counter tops done with granite by Marble Granite World. Their estimate was very fair and with turn key installation,including sink, was unbeatable. The work done was excellent. Anise was very easy to work with and everything to do with the job was handled professionally. We are...

Elie Batouli

I built two new luxury houses on 10+acres each. My competition in the Chapel Hill area did not have granite countertops. I decided to check out Marble and Granite world for their excellent reputation, their great variety of products, knowledge, service and competitive prices. I was pleased with all the...

The Burtons

Recently replaced my Corian countertops with granite. I researched the web, visited other suppliers read testimonials and decided to use Marble &Granite World because of the great attitude of Anise Hage. He was very helpful explaining the differences of the granite slabs,walking us through the installation process, offering suggestions and...

Brenda and Jim

Had several estimates and saw some of the works by each, (seams were my main concern) and after viewing Marble Granite World was the hands down winner. All wanted to put long seams, which from their sample, one could spot from 30 feet away. Ask Anise if he could put...

Lynne Hammer

Using the internet, I was looking for granite to upgrade my kitchen and 2 bathrooms. I came across several granite companies in the area, including Marble Granite World. The testimonials (and ancillary pages) on its website impressed me so I decided to visit the company personally. Immediately welcomed by Anise;...