Countertops, from your kitchen to your bathrooms, make a huge statement in your home. While they speak volumes about your taste and style, they can also add or subtract from your home’s overall value. For many, an entire kitchen remodel doesn’t fit into a realistic budget. Therefore, smaller updates, such as new countertops, are becoming more and more common. That being said, the options are endless: quartz, corian, granite, marble, concrete, etc. It’s encouraged that you shop around and find the material that best suits your wants and needs. But if you have a gut-feeling that says, “go with granite,” there’s no need to second-guess yourself; you’re making the best choice!
Probably the biggest bonus to granite counters is their extreme durability. It is designed to last for many years, which makes it a very attractive purchase for homeowners. This material is very hard, resists scratches, and can handle typical wear and tear much better than other countertop materials. Picture this, if you cut food directly on the granite, you’re much more likely to dull your knives, than you are to make any sort of scratch on the actual counter surface! Heat is also no threat to granite. It can withstand scorching pots and pans and even hot hair tools left on in your bathroom, without suffering any damage.
Did you know that granite, once sealed, is a non-porous substance? This means it is not permeable to liquids, so it will not absorb water, wine, juice, or cooking oils. It’s important to note, though, that the granite must be sealed properly, otherwise it can and surely will absorb liquids that can stain your counter. With granite that is correctly sealed, bacteria will have a tough time sticking to the non-porous surface as it has nowhere to harbor. Your countertops will be cleaner, safer, and healthier over other materials.
You may not realize it, but granite countertops add tremendous curb appeal to your home. If you ever decide to sell your home, granite adds a rich, timeless style that will surely wow potential buyers. This substance is extremely attractive to buyers because it’s natural and not man-made. No two pieces of granite are the same, making the pattern and design individual and unique to your home. The variety of colors, patterns, and textures on each slab of granite is unlike anything tile, marble, or laminate can accomplish. It will take your kitchen and bathrooms to the next level with the colors and qualities only granite can deliver.
Granite continues to be the “go-to” for kitchen and bathroom designs. If your gut says, “go with granite,” call us at Fischer Lumber. Our experienced staff will take your countertops to the next level. Our quality granite is sure to deliver the most attractive style you could ask for. The professionals at Fischer Lumber can meet your design demands while staying in your budget. Stop by our warehouse and showroom at 210 N. Shamrock Street in E. Alton; you’ll be glad you did!