Granite Kitchen Islands

Discover why this cool, classic countertop might be just the finishing touch your kitchen island needs.

Granite Countertop

As one of the most popular of countertop choices, granite is also a classic choice for homeowners who are choosing a kitchen island design. Even though it can be pricey, granite is heat- and scratch-resistant, making it a durable kitchen island choice.

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John Colaneri

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John Colaneri

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Granite comes in a range of colors, including creamy white and deep gray textured designs. The lighter hues of granite often pair well with dark island cabinetry and shelving, such as black paneling or deep cherry wood. On the other hand, a dark gray or black granite will create a dramatic effect when placed atop a white or light-colored wood unit.

Because granite is often expensive, many homeowners will choose less costly surfaces when designing their kitchen islands. However, a little bit of research will often reveal that there are resources for locating inexpensive granite options for your home. Many wholesale companies will sell granite remnants at a cheaper price, making it a viable option for a kitchen island surface. These pieces are what is often left over after large slabs are shaped and cut for large countertops.

Granite kitchen islands should be occasionally treated and cleaned in order to give it a clean, shiny appearance. Wipe surfaces down with a soap-and-water cleaner once a week, and regularly check the surface for damage. Uncommon stains and scratches would require the help of a professional.

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