Granite countertop 5 reasons

The movement of the stone

Does the stone have lots of linear movement? When your counters are, “L shaped,” there will need to be a seam between the two pieces needed to create your countertops. 

This may draw your eye to the seam because of the difference in the direction of the movement at the seam since the pieces are 90 degrees from each other. Consider a type of granite or quartz that has less movement to avoid this issue.

The seams in granite are typically a little more visible than in quartz because of their natural patterns, making it more difficult to make seams inconspicuous to the eye.

The finish of the stone

Ask your supplier if the stone you like tends to have surface fissures or imperfections. Some types of stone are more prone to these types of surface features. Most clients will find these small imperfections worth overlooking for a color they love. Although there should not be any long-term issues with these features, it’s good to acknowledge this characteristic before having it installed.

Is there a stone style that I like that comes pre-fabricated? 

This is really your best opportunity to save money on your countertops. Exploring pre-fabricated options opens up a whole catalog of options for homeowners at a more affordable price than customizable options.

What is the primary use of the stone being installed?

This is something you should be asking yourself. Where am I going to install this stone and in what kind of space?

For instance, if you are purchasing the stone for a commercial property or a rental you would want a very dense strong stone that does not require as much maintenance since you’ll be getting more traffic in those areas. 

If it was in your personal home where you can ensure proper maintenance and lower use you may make a completely different choice depending on budget, specific needs, design, and maintenance.

If you are planning on selling your home in the future will this stone choice be an advantage or a disadvantage?

For instance, will the material you’re choosing now prove to be attractive when the time comes to move homes and someone else is moving in? Or do you plan to remain in the same home? These are great questions to consider when looking at different countertop materials.