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We know that the kitchen is an essential part of any house. When it comes to choosing a durable and low-maintenance countertop, granite is one of the most popular ones among other natural and engineered stones.

Besides its durability and low maintenance, granite slabs have many advantages you need to know before designing your kitchen with granite slabs. 

Advantages of Granite 

You probably want to know the common advantages of granite slabs before designing your kitchen countertops. Although there may be various advantages of using granite slabs for designers, we listed the well-known three advantages of granite slabs for you below:

  • Durability and low maintenance: As mentioned above, granite is durable and low maintenance, making you spend less time cleaning the surface and using it for a longer period. It is resistant to heat, scratches, and stains. This quality of granite slabs makes it a long-lasting material.
  • Aesthetic: Granite is not only durable but also has a unique natural beauty that makes your kitchen elegant and stylish. Granite has different unique patterns and veins, which makes the area of usage more eye-brightening.
  • Resale value: Due to their unique aesthetics, durability, and longevity, granite slabs increase the resale value of a house. 

Where to Use Granite Slabs?

Apart from kitchen countertops, you can use granite slabs in several areas to create an elegant appearance. Below you can find some examples of areas where granite slabs are often used:

  • Flooring
  • Bathroom countertops
  • Staircases
  • Pool surrounds
  • Outdoor kitchens
  • Fireplaces
  • Wall cladding
  • Monuments 
  • Memorials

Realize Your Dream Project with Paragon Exotic Stones

As Paragon Exotic Stones, we offer a variety of granite types for your design project, from lighter granite slabs such as Snowfall Granite to darker ones such as Titanium Gold Granite.

You can visit our website to see more color options for our granite slabs. Please read the Q&A section below the web page if you want to get more information about the applications, durability, and cost of granite slabs. Our team is always ready to serve you in any of your design projects. Don’t forget: “Teamwork makes the dream work!”

FAQ

Once huge blocks of granite are harvested all around the world, they are shipped to factories where the stones are processed by slicing them into slabs.

 

These rough granite blocks are cut by using diamond wire and saws to produce granite slabs in uniform sizes, as both granite and diamond are similar in the sense that they are both extremely strong materials.

Having been used for thousands of years, granite has many different application areas, from construction to architecture, decoration to manufacture.

 

This durable material is used in building monuments like temples and gravestones that will last for ages. Besides, many ancient buildings and bridges have granite in common, as granite ensures strength and longevity.

 

Thanks to its weather-resistant nature, granite is also used for paths and patios. Other than outdoor applications, granite is also a highly favorable interior design element.

 

Some well-known uses of granite are countertops and backsplashes, kitchen islands, bathroom vanity tops, flooring, bathroom sinks and basins, wall cladding and paneling, fireplace mantles, and so on. 

Granite is one of the most favorable stones for legit reasons. One of them is definitely its durability.

 

This rock-hard material is resistant to scratches, stains, cracks, chips, and heat, making it ideal for being used in high-traffic areas like kitchen countertops. As long as maintained properly with sealing, there is no doubt that granite will preserve its beauty and strength for ages.  

There are certain factors that determine the cost of granite countertops, as they are available in various options. For instance, while some readily available granite colors, like white and gray, will cost less, there are some unique exotic granite colors that will cost a fortune.

 

Finish options are another element that affects the granite countertop cost. The polished finish, for example, costs the least, while the leathered one costs the highest.

 

Another determinative factor is whether you prefer professional installation or not. You should know that although professional installation requires putting some money on the side, it is always a better option to work with professionals. In light of these, there are many variables that determine the overall cost of granite countertops.

 

You may contact us to learn more about the cost and find out the best granite countertop options according to your budget and taste.

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