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Why Choose Granite for Countertops?

When it comes to kitchen countertops, granite is often the material of choice among smart homeowners. At Accent Custom Countertops, we provide numerous granite custom countertop options for you next big remodeling project.

Why is granite such a valuable material for countertops in multiple areas of the home? Let’s take a look.

Durability

Countertops, particularly in the kitchen or bathroom, can take major punishment over the years, especially if you have children or pets in the home. Granite, however, is a natural stone product that’s extremely hard, and also resistant to heat damage. You can place a burning heating element directly on the surface of granite kitchen countertops without worrying for a second if they’re going to burn or mar the surface.

Granite is also naturally non-porous after it’s been sealed, meaning it won’t absorb and liquids or products that are spilled on it. It also will not stain, making it a top choice for both kitchens and bathrooms alike.

Cleaning Qualities

Keeping the kitchen clean can be tough, especially surfaces like the countertops that are often exposed to water, mold or other elements. But granite again is very beneficial here – its non-porous nature makes it incredibly easy to clean, and also means that elements like mold are simply less likely to grow on it in the first place. Granite countertops are some of the easiest products to clean on the entire market, so they’re perfect for any clean freaks out there.

Home Value

Finally, granite countertops can have a real impact on your home’s resale value. Kitchens and bathrooms are some of the top selling points among buyers within real estate, and granite is generally associated with wealth and prestige. These feelings of luxury are often very appealing to buyers, and your perceived home value if you ever choose to sell could end up increasing by far more than what you actually paid for the countertops themselves.

For more on granite countertops or any of our other products or services, speak to the pros at Accent Custom Countertops today.