Granite countertops are unique in that they offer so much potential for visual impact in your home apart from being just functional. They can transform an ordinary kitchen, bathroom, or just about any area into an extraordinary space that boasts a distinct focal point when done well.
But as durable and distinctive as they are, granite countertops need experts who know how to make the slabs work for their intended space, ensuring that they’re making an impact. Equipping yourself with the right team to discuss, share ideas about what’s possible, and find the best fit is crucial before shopping for your granite countertops.
What You Should Look For When Buying Granite Countertops
The high-visual impact is just one aspect of the buying process for granite countertops. As far in advance as possible, go to a showroom to physically feel the touch and texture of the stone.
The color options with granite are also vast. Some granites are more durable and lower maintenance than others; each has unique properties. It is essential to work with an expert familiar with all the different materials to ensure you select a stone that will work best for your lifestyle and taste. Specific selections might not work for families with small kids or pets. Additionally, families who don’t have the time for upkeep should look for hardier options to avoid their countertops getting chipped or damaged.
The natural movement or pattern gives each slab distinctive swirls and depth. Try looking for slabs mined from the same quarry if you’re after something a bit more uniform. Even then, be prepared for each slab to have one-of-a-kind characteristics. After all, this is precisely what makes granite so exceptional as a material. At GranitePro, we only use consecutive slabs to ensure consistency throughout your project.
When working with a fabricator, ask to see their past works. A good fabricator will account for different materials’ flow and movement, maximizing consistency throughout the kitchen, highlighting the parts you love, and hiding or eliminating the ones you don’t. This consideration will save you a lot of heartaches later.
While shopping too, don’t just pick up what looks good in a shop. Instead, discuss how it will fit your existing décor, layout, needs, and design with the experts. Take the time to understand what the various grades imply and see what best suits your space and budget.
Finally, it doesn’t end with just choosing the slab that seems like the ideal fit. That’s as good as giving a bunch of ingredients to a chef and expecting them to work magic without knowing their level of expertise and particular skill set. You want to put a lot of thought and research into who you select to cut and install your countertops. This planning can make or break your space and affect the overall quality and longevity of the final product.
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Given the risks and expenses you need to invest in selecting a granite countertop, it’s not a DIY project. But even as far as experts go, it’s essential to pick people with the right know-how.
At GranitePro, we have the knowledge, expertise, and tools to bring granite’s functional and aesthetic benefits to your home. So, if you’re in the market to buy new countertops, contact us today to see how we can help design a space that feels and looks how you envision.