Just like with everything, when you start to conduct research you will find pros, cons, and common misconceptions that might turn you away from a product or place. Everyone who visits somewhere tries something, or purchases a product will have a different experience depending on their likes, style, and tastes. Granite is a product that some people love, and some people don’t care for them. It all depends on three simple things. The way your stone was installed, how well they cared for, and where the stone was sourced from.
Granite is a great alternative to other countertop options in your home and is way worth the prices, the install, and the aftercare. We want to tackle a few of the common misunderstandings about granite so you can feel more confident about your purchase and move forward with your kitchen or bathroom remodel.
A lot of homeowners will think that granite is a poor choice for countertops because they are higher in cost. While they are high in cost, it is well worth it because granite is sustainable, durable, reliable, and will last you for years. Unlike tile or laminate counters where you have to replace them every few years, with granite you don’t. You can install your granite countertops and not touch them for up to 15-20 years if you choose to do so.
When it comes to granite, you will need to keep up with the sealant about twice a year but other than that there is no real maintenance that needs to be done. A lot of people think that because granite is expensive that means the care for it is too. However, this is not true at all.
You only need to seal your granite countertops up to two or three times a year. You don’t have to do it daily, weekly, or even monthly. Just every so often to make sure the surface of your granite is protected from any possible damage.
The costs of granite are higher than certain alternatives, but it is not the most expensive option. Granite has the impression of being the luxury countertop and that you can only have granite if you have loads of money and a huge mansion. This is not true at all. Granite is still affordable while being higher in price.
Granite, when you first get it installed, is very high in shine and is almost sparkly. This look will not go away like many may say it will. There are granite cleaners that you can use to clean the surfaces that keep the shine. Keeping up with your granite’s seal will also help enhance the shine and keep it from fading.
“Don’t get granite, granite stains when you spill” is a common warning that we hear a lot. Granite is a porous material and can stain if something is spilled and not cleaned up. If you make sure your granite has properly sealed, the chances of your granite being stained are very slim. However, just like with everything if you do spill something especially if its vibrant in color like wine, or food coloring clean it up as best you can and as fast as you can.
The final thing we hear every now and again is that granite is an old trend. While this is true, granite is slowly making a comeback from the 90s and is improved in color, patterns, and styles. Most people who say that granite is an old trend probably think granite is the same as it was in the 90s. While it’s still the same natural stone, there are more colors and options available with the increase in technology.
Granite is a great option for your home remodel. You can use granite in a multitude of different ways, and it will make your home look and feel like a completely different place. To learn more about granite prices and options, visit our website under the inventory page and browse through to see if you find anything you like. You can also speak with our stone specialists to have any questions or concerns answered so you are 100% comfortable with the process when you begin it.