So you’ve just purchased or are planning to purchase new granite kitchen countertops for your Plymouth home. Everyone knows that granite makes an excellent material for kitchens due to its durability, style and variety. But, before you sit back and enjoy your new granite kitchen countertops, there will be a few decisions you will have to make about their style, fabrication and installation. As experts in all things granite, the professionals at Minneapolis Granite have put together a short rundown on what to expect when selecting your home’s new stylish addition.
Selecting Your Slab
When you are picking out new granite kitchen countertops, you should definitely see the granite slabs in person before you buy. That way, you can see firsthand the styles, colors and patterns you have to choose from. If you just see the countertops online or in a picture, it can be difficult to tell what the true colors or patterns are and how they look in different lighting or in your unique design. Seeing them in person can help you decide what colors and patterns you like best.
When it comes to choosing the right color or pattern, there are a few key points to consider:
- Dark brown cabinets? Definitely look at granite kitchen countertops that have an old-world look; light to medium in shade or have beige or brown speckles.
- Neutral shade cabinets? Take a look at granite that is grey or white for a contrasting, eye-catching look.
- You might be tempted to match your granite kitchen countertops and cabinets exactly, but this is a design no-no and can appear far too uniform and washed out.
Once you’ve selected your granite slab, it’s time to customize your new granite kitchen countertops and make them uniquely yours. A custom edge profile is one of the ways to get even more about your granite kitchen countertops. There are a number of standard options, which can be added on for no charge. Custom edge treatments can be added on for a fee. There is no right or wrong choice, just whatever you think will look best with your home’s unique style.
To Seal or Not to Seal
Most manufacturers of granite countertop slabs seal the granite before it is fashioned into what it will ultimately be used for. One type of granite may be more porous than another type of granite.
Occasionally, you may have to reseal your granite kitchen countertops. Indicators emerge when resealing is called for. For example, keep an eye out for water beading or if you place a glass upon your granite and a ring occurs, resealing may be necessary.
Are you ready to learn more about granite kitchen countertops for your Plymouth home? Call us at Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.