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Granite Countertops Kitchen

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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Lowe’s Is Your One-Stop Shop for Countertops Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Installing countertops like granite tile involves laying them in a particular way, adding the grout in between and allowing the grout to dry for several hours. Granite slab, on the other hand, requires professional installation because of the weight of the slab. It usually takes about a day to install a granite slab countertop. Slab granite also requires re-sealing on occasion, but it does not require maintenance on a regular basis like granite tile does. A granite slab is also easier to clean, which makes it better for kitchen function. Most homeowners choose to install a granite slab countertop, unless they’re looking for a quick solution. Granite slab countertops last longer, are easier to install and come with less maintenance. While they’re less expensive, granite tiles can cost more money in the long run.
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Granite countertops come in two types of material: slab and tile. The type best suited for your project will depend on the square footage you need to cover, the number of seams you’re willing to show and the amount of money you’re willing to invest. Granite slab countertops cover a large amount of counter space and show fewer seams. The largest slab available is seven feet long, so you’ll need more than one slab if your counter is longer than seven feet. Granite slab is very heavy; therefore, installation is not a DIY project. Granite tiles will make your house more appealing for resale without costing thousands of dollars. With tiles, you will not have to remove the old countertop, but you’ll have a lot of seams requiring grout in between. A third option is modular granite. Also known as “mini-slabs,” modular granite produces fewer seams because the slabs are larger than tiles but smaller than traditional slabs. Installation is potentially a DIY job; however, it will take at least two people. This is because, like slab granite, modular granite is heavy.
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Granite countertops were up-and-coming a decade ago, but they continue to be one of the most popular choices for kitchens and bathrooms today. Homeowners considering granite countertops will have a wide variety of colors, patterns and designs from which to choose. You can even get cheap granite countertops without compromising on look & quality. Knowing the facts about granite before you buy will help you make the right choice — one that will last for years to come. Here are some of the factors involved in choosing granite countertops:
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Dekton Countertops Cutting-edge mix of raw materials with the most scratch resistant surface on the market. Heat resistant and completely stain proof. Quartz Countertops One of the worlds hardest surfaces. Available in limitless colors and patterns. Withstands spills, heat, scratches, and more. Granite Countertops Offers timeless appeal and durability. Available in many colors and patterns featuring unique, natural characteristics. Wood Countertops Offers warmth and natural beauty to any kitchen. Perfect for work stations and islands that serve as dining areas. Solid Surface Countertops Stylish, seamless look with high heat and impact resistance. Works well with integral sinks. Laminate Countertops Budget-friendly surface available in an array of colors and patterns. Easy-to-clean and resists stains, heat, and impact.
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Marbled granite transitions color and texture so it looks similar to real marble. Speckled granite provides a great accent to cabinets and appliances. Honed countertops have a matte finish, so granite can look like other materials. You also have options like edging, tiling and backsplashes — various ways to customize your countertops to meet your needs and design preferences. The more complicated your design, the more expensive it will be. Since granite is a tough material, a special design requires equipment and care that increases the price charged by the professional. Some colors and patterns are only available in imported stone, which can increase the cost of your countertop. You might have to compromise on what kind of countertop you want to save money in the end. Return to Top
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Granite Countertops Kitchen

Granite was expensive when it first came onto the market, but it has become more affordable in recent years. Nowadays, you can even add bevel, radius and square edging to granite countertops for a reasonable price. Some downsides to granite are that it is cold, scratchable and prone to damage from hot grease and repeated cutting over time. Additionally, it is easy to see its seams. If you’re comparing granite with other natural stone options, consider the following:
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Our premium surface granite selection offers over 250 color patterns. We have the perfect granite countertop for your project whether your granite countertop needs are for your kitchen, bathroom, or other surface. All granite countertop slabs are in-stock and ready for prompt delivery.
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Granite is rated the best natural stone countertop material because it is less expensive and easier to repair than other natural stone countertop materials. Quartz is a close second, but its higher cost makes it a less attractive option for homeowners. Corian can be as affordable as granite countertops, but when you factor in the cost of design, average prices can skyrocket. In the end, it comes down to what you want in a countertop and how much you’re willing to spend. Consult with a countertop contractor if you’d like to learn more about how granite compares to other natural stone materials. Return to Top
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Dark granite adds a touch of luxury in the kitchen. The hard surface is extremely durable, and stands up well to heat and scratches. Shown: granite slab, Blue Opal. Photo courtesy of Innovative Stone

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