What to Look for When You're Choosing Granite Countertops

granite counter topsYour kitchen needs to be a comfortable and attractive part of your home, as well as a functional workspace. The countertops in your kitchen play a major role in determining those qualities, so you need to have high quality countertops that are beautifully designed and professionally installed.

When you're selecting the materials for new kitchen countertops, one of the best options is granite. However you decide, you will still need to find a high quality kitchen countertop installer. At Geo's Marble & Granite, we specialize in granite kitchen countertops, and we can work with you to provide the best new countertops for your Raleigh home. We've also put together some tips to help you choose the perfect granite countertops for your home:

Use a Trusted and Reputable Company

Before your hire any company to install new granite countertops at your home, you should make sure that you know they're a company you can trust. Read any reviews that previous customers have left online, and ask the company for referrals. Your [main_area] home is important to you and your family, so it's very important that you hire a professional contractor you know you can trust anytime you're having any work done on it at all.

Hand Select Your Granite Slab

Samples of granite countertops can help to lead in the right direction when you're choosing them for your home, but because the stone can vary in quality, color, and mineral concentration, you should never make a final decision until you've seen the exact stone that's going to be installed. Different kinds of granite will have varying levels of hardness and will respond differently to processing. We'll work with you to select the perfect granite for your kitchen's countertops from a wide variety of options.

Only Use Resin-Treated Slabs

Most quarries apply a polyester or acrylic resin to the surface of granite slabs. This closes most of the open pores in the stone which helps to keep stains from appearing on your granite countertops. Used in combination with regular sealing, this resin coating all-but-eliminates staining issues and keeps granite healthy and attractive longer.

As long as you hire a qualified contractor and select the right granite slabs, you should be able to enjoy your new kitchen countertops for years to come without any problems.

If you're looking for granite countertops in Raleigh, then please call 919-699-4716 or complete our online contact form.