When it comes to countertop materials, there are a bunch of different options out there.
Whether it be the design or the material used, you can build countless combinations of cabinet and countertop pairings. Since there is so much potential with your design you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the options in front of you.
We’re here to help. We’ll go over a few materials so you can make the most informed decision about the materials and products you choose.
For this article specifically, we’ll cover concrete vs granite countertops and the pros and cons of each. So let’s get started:
What are the Pros of Concrete Countertops?
One feature that concrete countertops have that is truly a plus, is that they have the ability to be shaped into any form with ease. This includes designs that involve curves or a circular design, something that might be a little more challenging to do with a natural stone countertop.
Because this material is poured into the frame in liquid form then left dry there will be no seams or a very minimal amount.
Plus, concrete countertops have nearly limitless color options. This will allow you to coordinate or match the countertop with other colors in your home with ease.
What are the Cons of Concrete Countertops?
For starters, one thing that no other material can compete with granite is the range in colors and patterns available.
While concrete countertops do have the access to different colors, they’ll never be able to compare to granite’s unique ability to never produce the same color or pattern twice.
Not only that, but compared to other natural stone countertops the price of this style is much higher. When you look around for concrete countertop quotes, you’ll find that the square foot price ranges from $75 to $150.
Even our highest level and most exotic granite slab will cost significantly less. For example, if a highly exotic slab costs something like $25 per square foot and fabrication costs another $25 per square foot – that cost is still lower than the lowest quoted amount for concrete countertops.
What are the Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops?
Like we mentioned above, one of the defining features that sets granite countertops apart from concrete is that you’ll never see the same color and pattern combination twice.
Think of it like the snowflake effect – each one is completely unique to itself. Plus, when it comes to maintenance and upkeep granite countertops have the better value.
So Which Is Right for Your Project?
This decision will largely be decided on what you see as attractive or what you truly want in your home.
The largest thing to keep in mind when choosing between concrete and granite countertops, is if it fits in your budge.
Each one is durable, has a diverse array of color options, and will make your project stand out – but the largest separating factor would be the price.