Advantages of Granite Countertops

The investment you make in kitchen granite countertops should pay you back at least three times what you invest. If you are selling your home, you will find that home buyers will be willing to pay more for your home if you have granite than if you have ceramic tile or a plastic laminate.

In a hard market, it is the best-looking homes at the most competitive prices in the most desirable locations that sell. There’s nothing you can do to improve the location of your home and there may not be much you can do with the asking price depending on your financial situation or how much money you owe on your home. A quick, cost effective and efficient way to improve the aesthetics of your home is to update your kitchen, bath, or both.

While granite has been popular with designers for decades, in the last few years granite has become the preferred material that home buyers are interested in. Using granite as a home update gives home sellers a definite competitive edge in the market since they keep their value much better than other home improvements.

Granite is created by nature and fashioned by man. Available in hundreds of colors, no two stones are alike. Granite adds unique personality, beauty, elegance, warmth and texture to any room.

The hardness of granite is rivaled only by the hardness of diamonds. In fact, diamonds are used to cut and polish granite. Granite, when cared for properly, will last a lifetime.

Granite can accept hot surfaces and is also extremely stain-resistant if sealed with a silicone-based impregnator. It can be easily cleaned and it’s polish will not wear off. Also, granite performs second only to stainless steel in its ability to resist bacterial growth.