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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Kitchen Granite 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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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Kitchen Granite Countertops

Mixing Granite and Other Countertops Another way to cut costs is to limit the installation of granite to hardworking areas only. An island, for instance, that provides a landing place for items hot out of the oven, as well as prep space, is an ideal location for the durability of granite. Auxiliary countertops can be topped with less expensive materials. If you still want the look of granite throughout your kitchen, consider laminate or solid-surfacing that has a similar look and texture. Take a look at some of the most popular colors and finishes of granite.
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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Kitchen Granite Countertops

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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Honed Granite Like most countertops, granite comes in a honed or glossy finish. Honed countertops have a matte finish, which sometimes lets granite take on the appearance of other materials. For instance, a honed black granite countertop can have a similar look to soapstone.
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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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Like most countertops, granite comes in a honed or glossy finish. Honed countertops have a matte finish, which sometimes lets granite take on the appearance of other materials. For instance, a honed black granite countertop can have a similar look to soapstone.
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Granite Countertop Colors Granite can be found in almost any color including white, black, blue, red, and gold. Choose a colorful granite to accent a specific part of your kitchen. For example, the hue of this countertop complements the kitchen’s copper features. Find the most popular colors of granite to try in your home.
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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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Another way to cut costs is to limit the installation of granite to hardworking areas only. An island, for instance, that provides a landing place for items hot out of the oven, as well as prep space, is an ideal location for the durability of granite. Auxiliary countertops can be topped with less expensive materials. If you still want the look of granite throughout your kitchen, consider laminate or solid-surfacing that has a similar look and texture.

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