Granite bathroom countertops are one of the most popular countertop choices in new home construction & renovations. Granite bathroom countertops are known for their luxury, opulence, durability, versatility & style.
Granite countertops are quarried from deep in the earth and mined in large slabs. Granite countertop slabs are hard volcanic rock filled with quartz, mica & feldspar crystals.
The Cost Factor
Granite countertops are expensive & can come in excess of $100 sq ft. It has got value for its high price as addition of granite to a renovation will certainly increase the value of your home.
Color & Design
Granite countertops colors change from quarry to quarry and vary by region.
Consistent & Variegated are 2 different kinds of Granite available for most bathrooms.
Consistent Granite has a very uniform appearance and is much easier to match at the seams.
Variegated Granite usually has a swirling vein throughout the slab varying in color. This can make it difficult to match slabs, though this is not always a drawback feature.
Granite is a very durable material. Granite countertops are scratch resistant & heat resistant. Granite can absorb moisture and thus stain due to its porous nature. So, these countertops need to be used along with a sealer every six months.
Construction & Installation
Before going for installation homeowners must choose the type of stone that best suits their needs. Most granite countertops will show a seam, so homeowners should plan for these seams in areas that will not be highly visible.
Environment & Health impact
Granite countertop is not a good green product as it is mined from deep within the earth and is usually not recycled.
Cool to the touch, slick and sensual, Granite countertops are one of the most popular countertop choices available in the market for its durability, color patterns, slickness & sensuous features.