Changing the countertops in your kitchen is one of the most transformative renovations you can do to elevate the look of your kitchen easily. A simple switch in the material and color of your countertops can change the entire look and feel of your kitchen.
But what’s not simple is picking out the best countertops to create the right look and compliment your lifestyle. If your budget is tight or if you’re unsure which material and color best suits your kitchen and cooking habits, counter-selection can feel more daunting. When you’re narrowing down your countertop options, here’s why we recommend granite counters as one of your top picks.
The Rundown on Granite Counters
With its swirling patterns and specks of color, granite is without question the most popular stone type that we see used in countertop applications today. Granite is one of the best choices for kitchen cabinet tops, floors, and other frequently trafficked and used surfaces due to its reliability, durability, and density, as well as its resistance levels to high temperatures.
Granite offers a unique beauty that is only found in nature and adds a character and warmth that is beyond compare when using synthetic materials. This elegant natural material never goes out of style and is often heavily featured in kitchen counter design and custom vanity tops.
Granite slabs are a popular material choice in transitional design style countertop installation, possessing a look that never goes out of style and matches well with virtually any interior while lasting you a lifetime.
While granite counters in a commercial sense are not entirely composed of naturally occurring geological granites, they are sold under the heading of “Granite Slabs” due to their similarly comparable performance. The stone composition of granite slabs are some of the hardest dimensional stones available anywhere and offer extremely high levels of resistance to scratching while having the bonus benefit of being very easy to maintain.
Stone International works with every major stone distributor in the South Florida area to cut out the middleman and provide a complete and comprehensive resource for our customers in South Miami. From the design phase through countertop installation and beyond, we strive to provide you with the best experience for choosing and installing your granite counters.
We even keep many slabs on hand in our granite warehouse, so there is often no waiting or downtime to finish a kitchen renovation project. We do far more than provide the materials for kitchen redesign to our clients.
Our team is also made up of custom interior specialists that can assist in the cultivation of an entire look or just smoothing out the minute details of your project. Eager and driven to aid customers in achieving a look they had in mind or walking them through various options for making their vision a reality.
Benefits of Granite Counters
Renovating your old countertops by switching to granite counters can add more value to your home. Granite is more modern and can add to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen, so future buyers will be more attracted to your home and what it offers. Even better, granite counters provide a level of functionality that many other types of countertops don’t.
Granite is highly durable compared to other stones or synthetic materials that emulate the appearance of granite. Granite counters are tough and resistant against scratching or chipping on the surface. A sealer on the stone, applied by a professional for best results, can extend the life of your granite counters and make them stain-resistant as well. This means you can do more on your granite counters without worrying about damaging them. More cooking, more baking, more fun with your family and friends! If you have little ones or family members prone to spills or setting hot pans directly on countertops, your granite counters can take it.
If you do unfortunately get a scratch or chip in your granite countertops, this material can easily be fixed. The professional who installed your granite counters can use a kind of putty dyed to match the exact color of your countertop, then reseal the stone to protect it.
Granite also resists bacteria and dirt. Because the surface of the sealed granite countertop is not porous, meaning things will not soak into the stone, your kitchen is less likely to be plagued by dirt, bacteria, and other grime commonly found on countertops and in kitchens. The smooth, sealed surface also allows you to clean up messes from kitchen prep and spills more easily.
While granite counters are not cheap, they provide several short-term and long-term benefits, so think of them as a smart investment for your home—not just a decorative high-ticket item.
Granite Counters in South Miami
If you’re interested in more information on granite countertops or any kitchen renovation project for that matter, do yourself a favor and contact Stone International today! We would love to help.
Our team has been servicing the greater South Miami area for some time and has developed a positive rapport with our clients. We built our company on a solid ideal: to provide our customers with a reliable, quality product for an affordable price. This is something that we stick to today, even having grown far beyond our initial ambitions. Take a look at our granite selections on our distributors page: The Stone Collection.