Granite Countertops for the Kitchen

Durable and dependable, the granite countertop is a top choice for a wide variety of kitchens.

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By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Perhaps the all-star of kitchen countertops, granite surfaces are versatile, durable and a natural fit in many kitchen areas. Although considered a high-end surface choice, a granite countertop will last for years to come and require little maintenance.

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Granite countertops are available in a variety of colors, ranging from white and cream to deep gray and forest green. Visit a home or kitchen design store and look through their selection of guides and samples to determine the color that will work best in your kitchen area. Ask if they allow customers to purchase or borrow samples so that you can take a few home and hold them next to your kitchen cabinetry.

One way to reduce the cost of a granite countertop is by purchasing your choice through a wholesaler. These companies will often charge a customer less than a home improvement store for the cost of installment and materials. If you are interested in a warranty to protect against damage, then it is important to ask these companies about what they will be able to provide in terms of insurance.

Granite can be easily cleaned with a mild soap and soft cloth, making the maintenance process an easy one.

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