5 Reasons to Choose Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are a popular choice for kitchens. The intricate detail and character of the stone increases the unique beauty of each kitchen. Plus, granite is practical.

If you’re in the market for a new countertop, consider the following reasons granite is the way to go.

Granite Is Easy to Clean

Cleaning granite countertops is a quick, pain-free task. You don’t have to worry about scrubbing grout between tiles or delving into hard-to-get-to nooks. Because of the stone’s smooth finish, you just wipe it with a washcloth, microfiber cloth or sponge, removing crumbs with a single swipe. Wipe the counters about once a week with a damp cloth and a stone cleaner that contains a neutral pH for optimal shine.

Granite does require vigilance, however. The stone is durable, but be observant if you want to maintain its beautiful quality. Keep an eye out for spills, as these can stain; just wipe them up when you see them and your granite will be fine.

Granite Countertops Last for Years

Granite countertops last for decades, as long as they are properly maintained.

One way to make sure they last is to protect them from damage by regularly applying a sealer. Granite sealers create a barrier to protect natural stone against staining, etching and soil buildup. Just spray your counter and wipe.

Your Property Value Will Increase

Even if you’re not thinking about moving right now, installing granite countertops will pay off one day if you decide to sell the house. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, where friends and family gather to entertain, catch up and eat, so potential buyers always pay close attention to kitchen features.

It’s a worthy investment that will increase your property value.

Granite Is Beautiful

Granite countertops are gorgeous. Every cut is unique. Options range from white and gray to vibrant colors like red and blue. Granite is available in a wide variety of textures, too, and at Intermountain Stone & Marble, granite is customizable to any size and shape.

It looks good in just about every kitchen, easily blending with existing home décor.

It’s Durable

Because of its durability and practicality, granite is super low-maintenance. As long as it’s properly sealed, granite can withstand scratches and daily wear and tear for years to come. Granite isn’t damaged by heat, so you don’t have to panic if you place a hot pan on the countertop without a trivet underneath. And for hands-on homeowners, it’s suitable for food preparation like kneading dough.

Ready for granite countertops? Talk to the team at Intermountain Stone & Marble today about our wide selection of options.

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