GL Blog Post Granite Countertops

Really, who decided countertops should be made of stone – and granite, specifically? What’s all the fuss about? We wanted to let you know that this is not some fad that was developed into a mainstay by accident. Granite countertops is the king for a variety of reasons, and here are a few of our favorites!

Durability

Granite is a very hard surface, so hard in fact, that knives that cut the top of  any granite countertop are the ones that will suffer damages and not your counters. Yes, granite is a very dense and reliable surface. Plus, granite countertops are heat resistant making it an ideal for any home that has a busy kitchen. However, it  isn’t damage-proof, but it is highly resistant to any day-to-day bumps and scuffs that countertops endure.

Natural Beauty

One of the main reasons people around the world love stone countertops has always been the natural beauty and uniqueness that cannot be matched by manufactured countertop materials. Not only is there something satisfying in knowing that your beautiful countertops are 100% naturally formed and cut from the earth rather than created in a warehouse somewhere, but there is also a lot to love about the uniqueness of each slab. Anyone who has spent some time working with (or shopping for) granite can tell you that although two slabs may share the same name, there really is a large amount of variation between slabs to such an extent that the ones you install your home could truthfully be said to be one-of-a-kind. In today’s world many industries thrive on commoditization and mass-manufacturing – wouldn’t it be nice to have something you can really claim as your own?

Value

Aside from any objective benefits of having granite countertops, the fact that they are widely considered desirable and valuable is a benefit in and of itself. Specifically, granite countertops have been proven to add value to a home and to decrease time-on-market for those who are trying to sell. Indeed, for sellers you could argue that granite countertops more than pay for themselves the instant they are installed. Given the fact that granite countertops can last long enough to outlive the house they are installed in, there really is never a bad time to install.

These are just a few of the most compelling reasons why people all around the world think granite countertops are a great idea.