What are the benefits of granite for kitchen countertops?

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Getting new countertops for your kitchen is always exciting, especially when your current situation is much more drab than fab. However, when you begin the search for finding a replacement, you’ll likely be hit with articles, people, and stores trying to sell you on which materials make the best countertops. While there are pros and cons to each, it all comes down to personal preference. So, we invite you to consider granite and what about it makes for a great addition to your kitchen!

Benefits of granite countertops

While we’re not here to tell you that granite will solve all of your kitchen problems, it is a superior in some ways to many other options available. Some of our favorite pros of granite kitchen countertops include:

1. Durability

Did you know that granite is one of the strongest materials that you can find on this earth? Because of how strong it is, starting in the ’70s, people began using it as a natural stone option in their homes. It makes for incredibly durable countertops as it’s scratch-resistant and chip-resistant and can last for decades when properly installed and maintained (American Marble).

2. Stain resistance

Unlike countertops like butcher’s block, travertine, and laminate, granite does not stain easily, especially when sealed and maintained correctly. If you have suffered from stains in the past and are ready to move out of that era of anxiety in the kitchen, then we highly recommend looking further into this awesome, natural stone material.

3. Its sanitary qualities

When sealed properly, it’s not going to harbor bacteria. It’s also very easy to clean and maintain, leaving your kitchen both safe for you and your family and still look amazing!

4. Heat resistance

As we stated previously, granite is extremely durable, and this includes having a high resistance to heat. While it’s still better to use pot holders on your countertops, you won’t risk discoloring your granite if you do need to set a hot pan down for a short time.

5. Endless options

If you know you want natural stone in your kitchen but you don’t know what color you want it in, then granite is right up your alley. One of our favorite things about this stone is how many colors we can get it in. From completely black to a mix of greens, blues, pinks, and more, you have endless choices when finding the right granite countertops for your space. To check out what we have available right now, check out our live inventory!

LouAda’s Granite

LouAda strives to provide the best granite selection possible and puts quality first in every project. We have a variety of options to choose from when you visit our warehouse to select the perfect slab for your space. Not only does our granite come in an endless array of colors, but we also offer both locally quarried and internationally imported options. 

To learn more about what our process looks like, check out this article. You can also contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our experts!