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Advantages Of Installing A Granite Counter Top

Many Americans have found that a granite counter top is the ideal surface choice for their kitchen counter and islands. If you also plan to do some remodeling of your kitchen in the near future, then you should replace your present kitchen countertop with a granite counter top.

The modern home owner of today has the option of choosing to install a granite counter top while in past years you were limited to painted, vinyl-covered or synthetic choices. Long used to enhance and beautify building exterior, granite has made it indoors with some dramatic results. There are quite a few benefits to choosing a granite counter top over other materials and this article will only reveal a couple of them.

A granite counter top will add a sophisticated and luxurious appearance to any kitchen. You can find a granite counter top that will satisfy any taste, they are available in many colors, and also come in a wide variety of veins, swirls, and crystal patterns. And keep in mind that unlike dyed synthetic products, a granite counter top will be colored throughout its entirety. An added advantage of a granite counter top is that oftentimes the sunlight will dance off the small crystal contained in it, and the result is minute changes in the appearance of your stone throughout the day, thus adding to the overall richness and the ambiance in the kitchen.

Unlike with a synthetic or painted surface, a granite counter top can withstand minor damage and be repaired without having to replace the entire place. If some other type of counter top would get damaged, chances are you would have to undergo the added expense of replacing the whole thing.

Now all of these advantages don't come without a drawback. But although it may cost a little more initially, a granite counter top will prove to be very affordable in the long run and it's durability will make up for the initial cost.