Granite Countertops

Timeless Styles and the Finest Designs

Custom Granite for your Home

Granite has been a leading seller in countertops for many years, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing anytime soon. It looks exquisite in home decor, and provides a timeless and versatile elegance that will last for decades. 

What begins as molten magma flowing into other rock structures slowly cools, and can then be ground and polished into what we see as stunning countertops. That process also makes granite durable, unique in pattern, and flexible in color scheme, which means it will look great and hold up well in any kitchen or bathroom remodel.

Benefits of Granite Countertops

The benefits of Granite countertops extend far beyond the surface. This natural material comes with many advantages, including being an eco-friendly option for renovation. Here are a few of the top facts about Granite countertops.

Defining Qualities

Stone Durability

Color Ranges

What to Consider When Deciding on Granite

It’s important to review all of your options — including the advantages and downsides — when considering granite countertops over other natural stones such as limestone or travertine. You’ll want to think about aesthetics and price as well as durability and color schemes before selecting the right natural stone for your project. 

Here are some of the quick facts you might not know about granite as a countertop option. 

Pros of Granite Countertops

Cons of Granite Countertops

Design Options with granite
Granite’s variety of patterns throughout each slab can complicate your design process if you aren’t sure what you’re getting. Some have more intricate or bold veining, which might mean you lean toward simpler backsplashes and cabinet styles to make sure you’re not creating something too busy. Others have softer, less eye-catching patterns, meaning you might be able to choose a more exciting backsplash as a focal point.

Solid

Solid colored slabs maintain a look of consistency overall. They are great in smaller areas where the room might feel a bit crowded, or if you’re passionate about the idea of bold accent patterns in a backsplash. 

Marbled

Marbled granite is often confused for marble countertops, providing you a luxurious, smooth, upscale appearance with enhanced durability. They are also typically glossy, beautiful and highly functional.

Speckled

Speckled granite, which is exactly as the name describes, comes in a variety of patterns and colors, providing you with a texture that stands out. This is perfect for capturing the eye as soon as you walk into the room. 

Decorative Edges Used with Granite
The final touch to granite countertops is choosing your edges. You have many options in decorative edges, each of which provides its own special accent for your kitchen or bathroom space.
eased egde

Eased – Eased edges are the most common, softened enough to give you something between rounded and sharp. This helps prevent breakage and minimizes the spillage your countertops can hold.

Large Bevel countertop edge

Bevel – With a clipped flat corner at a 45-degree angle, beveled edges give you a flat and simple design. This cut makes for a well-defined border that frames the countertop while maintaining an elegant finish.

round countertop edge

Round Over and Double Round Over – As the name suggests, round over edges give you a softened look that is round top but flattened underneath. Double round over edges are typically rounded on both sides to provide a fully smooth look. This helps prevent chipping for high usage areas.

Full Bullnose countertop edge

Bullnose – This edge is curved along the top and bottom for an even finish. The soft finish offers a sophisticated touch that is safe for kids and easy to clean. This edge can help draw attention to a stone countertop that is already impressive.

Maintaining Your Granite

Unlike other natural stone options, granite is one of the easiest to clean and maintain. A few tips for preserving the quality of your granite are as follows.

Ready to See If Granite Might Be Right for Your Project?

If you’re ready to begin hunting for that perfect countertop choice, contact A&S Home Interiors with any questions you may have. Our team of experts will help you compare your natural stone options to determine what will best fit your needs and budget. Set up an appointment to visit our showroom today.