Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Guide to Granite Countertops

Granite Countertops
If you are interested in installing granite countertops for your home, there are a few things you should know. Granite is a durable material that will add a touch of glamor and sophistication to your kitchen. This simple touch can completely change the appearance of your space and make your kitchen appear far more modern. We can help you select the right type of granite countertops for your home. In the meantime, here are a few basic facts you should know.

Granite comes in a variety of colors. You are not limited to certain hues or patterns when working with granite. This makes it possible to find something that will enhance the design you have selected. While some of the more standard colors include white, black, or brown with other shades mixed in, you can also find granite that contains brilliant blues, greens, and even purple. While a few of the more unique shades cannot be purchased at your local home improvement store, we can help you to acquire them after learning of your specific request.

Your counters will be unique. Since granite occurs naturally, no two pieces look exactly the same. This means you will not run the risk of walking to your neighbors and seeing an identical countertop. It also means planning ahead is important. For example, if you remodel your kitchen without an island and later decide to add one, there is no guarantee you will be able to find a piece of granite that matches perfectly. Instead, we recommend you complete the entire project at the same time.

You can select the edge. When installing your granite countertops, we will need to know what type of edge you want. One of the more popular edges is the half bullnose because it is rounded at the top and flattens toward the bottom. It is the best type of edge if you are worried about small children and safety; it also does not stand out, so the focus remains entirely on your countertops. On the other hand, a big angle can stand out and become a statement in and of itself. The easiest way to decide is to look at samples in person. We can show you several types of edges so you can select the one you feel would best fit with your design tastes.

Installation is done within a day. When it is time to install your granite countertops, we can finish the process in around four hours. If you have a large kitchen or are also installing granite in a butler’s pantry, the process could take the whole day. Keep in mind that granite is incredibly heavy. This makes it important to clear a wide path and make sure everything is out of the way prior to the crew getting to your house. We suggest putting all small appliances away and any extra rugs or furniture until the installation is complete.
If you are ready to transform your kitchen, this is an excellent way to do so. To get started, call and schedule a consultation today.