As an all-natural, straight-from-the-earth stone, granite is one of the most sought after countertop choices. So why are they so popular, how can you pick the right shade for you, and how do you take care of granite countertops? Find out below!
Why Choose Granite Countertops?
Because it’s an all-natural stone, and every shade is unique, which means you can find a style of granite that matches any design. Its deep color scheme and natural pattern adds sophistication and a sense of luxury to any kitchen or bathroom, elevating your design.
It’s also a family-friendly durable option, meaning it’s resistant to heat and won’t chip or scratch easily. Plus, as long as it’s properly sealed (by a professional), it also won’t absorb any liquid or stains. This keeps any common kitchen bacteria at bay, making it safer for all the family.
Popular Shades of Granite
Granite is a natural stone, so its color shades vary in tone and pattern. In most cases, granite has a solid base color (usually black, tan/brown, or white) with a two-tone (or sometimes three-tone) overlay of another natural color. Since modern design is all about keeping things clean, white, and fresh, the white granite shades are most popular in 2020, such as…
- Himalayan White Granite
- White Primata Granite
- River White Granite
- White Ice Granite
- Copenhagen Granite
How to Match Your Shade
When replacing your existing countertops with new granite ones, it is important to keep your space’s overall design in mind. In interior design, color can either make or break your home’s aesthetic appeal. Matching the shade of your granite counters to the color scheme of your living space is essential for creating a cohesive look.
- Rule of thumb: pick one color before you choose the other. So either choose your granite shade or design the color scheme for your space first.
- Choose patterns and undertones that complement one another.
- Make use of swatches; compare swatches side by side before making your final decisions.
How to Take Care of Granite Countertops
Once you have your new granite countertops installed, it’s important to properly take care of them so you can enjoy them for years to come. Luckily, granite is the easiest natural stone to clean. All it takes is some warm, soapy water or a disinfectant spray paired with a soft cleaning cloth or paper towel to get the job done. Make sure to stay away from harsh cleaning agents such as glass cleaners, ammonia, bleach, vinegar, or acid-based chemicals.
Overall, granite countertops are one of the most sought-after stones, and for good reason: they are easy to clean, will elevate any room, and can add a lot of value to your home. If you’re thinking about installing granite countertops, we can help! Take a look at what styles we have available or reach out to one of our specialists to get started.