Granite

Granite countertops are the hardest natural stone surface you can install in your kitchen. That means they are extremely durable. Here are some benefits of granite:

Heat resistance: While we still advise the use of hot pads or trivets, if you should accidentally place a hot pan on a granite countertop, it won’t be damaged or discolored.

Scratch resistance: We don’t recommend chopping vegetables directly on the countertop surface, it should not cause scratches, but could dull the finish over time. It will also dull your knives rather quickly, so best to use a cutting board.

Stain resistance: When a natural-stone sealer is applied to granite countertops, they repel stains. Even so, you should wipe up spills as soon as possible, especially acidic foods and liquids such as vinegar or tomato sauce. For long lasting protection, ask about our exclusive 25 Year Sealer!

Low maintenance: All you need to keep a granite countertop sparkling clean is a mild dish soap like Dawn or Joy and a soft cloth. Do not use any commercial cleaners or abrasives, and do not use the even the abrasive “scrungy” side of a kitchen should not be used as it can dull the finish.

Return on investment: Granite countertops usually increase a home’s value and help it sell more quickly.

Colors and patterns: Granite is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns that run from light to dark, including neutral shades, warm earth tones and dynamic blacks….”

ranite is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns that run from light to dark, including neutral shades, warm earth tones and dynamic blacks. Patterns range from subtle to bold and dramatic. The more exotic granites are one of a kind and if you choose one of these stones it will be unique to your home.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

The choice between granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite is easier when you know your priorities. Here are three questions to answer:

Which is more important when using your countertops: stain resistance, scratch resistance, or etching? Granite provides better stain and scratch resistance than quartzite. Quartzite is better at resisting etching. Marble will resist stains if we use our 25 Year Sealer, but it can still exhibit etching from acidic foods and liquids. Quartz countertops have a high resistance to all three: staining, etching, and scratching.

What’s your budget for your kitchen remodel? Granite tends to be the least expensive, with quartzite at the top range. You can reduce the cost of your favorite countertop material by using it in one place, such as the kitchen, and choosing a complementary, less-costly material for your bathroom countertops.

Perhaps the most important question of all is: Which material and color will look best in my home? At the end of the day, all of today’s countertop surfaces, including marble, will last for decades with proper care.

Each type of countertop material has its own pros and cons, and ultimately the decision is yours. The best part about your choice, whether it’s granite, quartz, marble, or quartzite, is that no matter which one you pick, you’ll be installing a beautiful, durable countertop that you and your family will enjoy for many years.

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In the age of digital technology, cutting granite, quartz and marble, and making fine cabinetry, still requires years of hands-on experience, knowledge, and skill. Our granite and quartz fabricators, cabinet makers and tile installers will ensure your work is done to the highest standards

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We work with over 100 clients annually, including residential homeowners, commercial builders, restaurants, hotels and more. Whether you’re on a budget, or looking for a oneof-a-kind rare stone, we can help you find exactly what you need.

No other company comes close to our degree of quality, service, project management, problem-solving, and warranties.
By hiring Carolina Kitchen Sync , you’re hiring an expert contractor who will keep working until the space of your dreams becomes a reality
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