The Solera Group provides kitchen remodeling services in the greater San Jose metro area.
A prior post gives an overview of kitchen countertop materials and their relative advantages and disadvantages. To access the lead post (sort of the table of contents) please select the link in the preceding sentence.
This post specifically discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and costs of granite countertops.
Granite is a beautiful natural stone that is surprisingly inexpensive. Because granite is natural stone, every piece is different and unique, adding to it’s beauty. Granite comes in a wide variety of colors, suitable for any overall color scheme. You can place hot pots and pans directly on it (not red hot, but hot).
Granite is one of the most common countertop materials being installed now as a result of these numerous advantages.
There is really only one, and that is being a porous rock, it needs to be resealed every 12 to 18 months. The seal wears off over time, and when it does, granite can be damaged by water or dark liquids (red wine for example) that will permanently stain it. So if you have granite installed, reseal it before it needs it.
It’s sold by the slab and a slab is eight feet long. Individual slabs are as little as $300 including fabrication (cutouts for the sink, faucet, etc) and polishing of the edges. An average kitchen needs 3 slabs.
Now that you are starting your remodel, we would appreciate an opportunity to be of service. You have access to our services in the greater San Jose metro area. We are experts at kitchen remodeling and will take very good care of you.