GRANITE COUNTERTOPS – COLORS TYPES MAINTANCE PROS CONS.
Granite Countertops are an essential requirement of a modern home. Are you thinking about new worktops for your kitchen? Or Are you in search of material, color, and design which will best fit your needs? Are you looking for your aesthetic preference and the remainder of your interior decor?
Odds are, you have already determined on granite the most famous option among contemporary homeowners due to its durability, beauty, and ease of upkeep.
You might not have put your mind on the special kind of granite to use. However, as this gorgeous natural rock comes in a wide range of colors, designs, and finishes.
All of these have their own distinctive peculiarities and distinct advantages, thus you need to research your choices very carefully to make an educated choice about your kitchen design.
In years granite became the kind of granite for kitchen countertops. This comes as no real surprise, considering the many benefits and appealing features of granite.
Granite Countertop Colors
The Granite countertops are available in a variety of colors. Following are the most popular colors in Countertops
- Black Countertops – Absolute Black, Nero Zimbabwe, Nero Impala, Black Galaxy
- White Countertops – Kashmir White, Ivory White, Platinum White, Fantasy White
- Blue Countertops – Lavender Blue, Vizag Blue, Blue Pearl, Azul Bahiya
- Red Countertops – Red Multicolor, Imperial Red, Ruby Red
- Green Countertops – Hassan Green, Verde Ubatuba, Verde Marina
- Brown Countertops – Fantasy Brown, Tan Brown, Coffee Brown
- Golden Countertops – Kashmir Gold, Madura Gold, Alaska Gold
- Pink Countertops – Alaska Pink, Indian Juparana, Chima Pink, Rosy Pink.
Black Granite Countertops
There are several varieties available in Black Granite Countertops such as Absolute Black, Black Pearl, Black Galaxy, etc. Most of the black granite comes from India. Different type of black granite variety has a different texture and color variation.
The dark color masks small scratches and stains, however, it still needs maintenance and care for longer life. Black Granite Countertops are popular worldwide, Absolute Black and Black Pearl are popular in the USA, Canada, and European markets, while the Black Galaxy Granite has a very good presence in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Asia Pacific regions.
White Granite Countertops
The most popular white color granite countertops are Kashmir White, Imperial White, Platinum White, and Viscon White. All these colors hail from India.
White Granite countertops are a very popular choice for countertops for people who like more openness in the Kitchen. Bright colors make the kitchen appear bigger and open. The white color is the most compatible color with white, black, grey, brown cabinets. You can choose any color for your cabinet if you are using the white countertop. the main disadvantage of lighter color countertops is the stain visibility. The stains are more visible than any other color. you will require much maintenance and care if you use white granite countertops.
Blue Granite Countertops
All Blue Granite Countertops are either with a flower pattern or with a wavy pattern. The most popular Blue Granite are Vizag Blue, Lavender Blue, Azul Bahiya and Blue Pearl. Blue Granite are rare and expensive. However, Indian Blue Granite is not much expensive.
Blue Granite countertops reduce the risk of visible scratches. the pattern and texture of the material hide small scratches.
Types of Granite Countertops
AS per the use, there are 3 types of granite countertops
- Kitchen Countertops
- Bathroom Countertops
- Laboratory Countertops
There are many types of edge profile are popular in countertops. The following are the most popular edge profiles.
People generally buy granite countertops with polished finishing. However, there are different types of finishing available. Following are the most popular finishing :
Polished Granite Countertops are easy to clean, as the glossy mirror-polished finishing makes it easy to clean. This type of countertops are most common. The polished top surface also works as a protection, the glossy finishing seals most of the pores of the countertops, but the fingerprints are more visible then the polished or leather finishing. However, if it gets scratches, these are more visible on the glossy finishing.
Honed finish or Satin finishing is a smooth nonglossy finishing. We achieve this type of finishing by polish the surface till 400 grit. Above 400, the surface starts shining. This is a new type of finishing, if you don’t like glossy finishing, you can go with the smooth honed or matt finishing. Honed finishing requires more maintenance and care, it is prone to scratches and it needs proper sealing.
If you like a countertop with texture finishing, you can go with leather finishing. The cut slab of material is burned or brushed to get a rust finishing. Then special abrasive turn the rusty texture of the surface into a glossy texture. This is also a new type of finishing which is gaining popularity. The special abrasive fills the pores of the material. It is less shiny than the polished finishing, but it hides small scratches & fingerprints.
The finishing of the surface is prepared as per requirements. There are different types of abrasives available, which makes the finish in different patterns.
Benefits of Using Granite Countertops
Strong, beautiful, and versatile, granite provides any surface a refined, clean-lined, and tasteful look. As a result, it may make stunning, durable, and low maintenance
Kitchen countertops have all the benefits of granite countertops and some additional advantages, the feature of granite only.
Granite Countertops are naturally beautiful. The colors vary from vibrant white to solid black. The beauty of granite lies in its spots and variations add character and warmth to your kitchen decor.
Granite countertops are highly durable. Granite is hard enough to resist abrasion. It is also sturdy enough to bear significant weight. And, it is inert enough to resist weathering. Hence, it withstands heat from hot pots and pans without absorbing damage.
With professional surface-sealing, granite does not hold any stain from cooking or cutting food over it. Granite can be very resistant to stains and won’t absorb liquids when it is properly sealed. A good professional installer will be able to seal it correctly so that it maintains its attractive good looks indefinitely, or you can do it yourself.
Granite has a heat resistance feature, You can make their experiment in cooking. You can put hot pans and other hot things on the surface, It will not break and damage. Granite countertops will not melt, blister, nor change color when exposed to heat. Being resistance to heat and cold, you will find it fun and comfortable to cook. You can put hot pots and pans on top of it, and it will be just fine.
Fewer Bacteria and Dirt
Being really sleek and without pours, your granite countertop will be free of bacteria and dirt. If you spill sauce on it, you will be able to clean it easily. Being smooth and without pores, granite kitchen countertops will be free of bacteria and dirt.
Easy maintenance and cleaning
You only need to make a small effort to clean it. Wipe with warm water using a soft towel once each time we are finished cooking is more than enough. It is easy to clean with warm water and mild detergent.
You can repair the stone if you need it. As it is small enough, you will also able to replace it all the time you need it. So your countertop stays looking good all the time. Being firm, you do not need additional help while cooking. It is steady enough almost for all cooking procedures. In addition to it, such a firm shape needs less repair.
It is a one-time purchase that will serve its purpose for a long time. Hence, it is a lot more reasonable to have it in your kitchen than replacing a Formica every ten years.
You can buy high-quality prefabricated Granite countertops from us. Our CNC machines produce precise cut countertops. You can also check our Granite Colors, and decide which stone is suitable for your requirements.