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Durable Kitchen Countertops: 4 Benefits of Granite Countertops

If you’re planning on installing granite countertops during the redesign or remodeling of your kitchen, you’ll find there are great benefits granite can offer you as a homeowner. Whether a chef or a casual cook, durable kitchen countertops are a necessity.  Columbia Kitchens offers products to meet your needs and help you design the perfect surface for both work and entertaining.

Installing granite kitchen countertops is easier than ever.  The total turn-around time from purchase can be less than 2 weeks.  Granite slabs are unique and sturdy kitchen remodeling solutions because they are one of the toughest, most sophisticated natural stone materials you can use in your home. You can create a one of a kind luxurious countertop for your kitchen without sacrificing easy maintenance.

Here are four benefits you will gain as a homeowner when you choose granite countertops:

Granite Adds Home Value

Upon installing an elegant granite countertop, your kitchen will be instantly improved, but will also add value to your property. The kitchen has the greatest potential for returned investment in your home.  So, whether you are preparing your home for the market or are planning to live in it for years to come, you will definitely get your money’s worth.

Granite is A Sanitary Material

Every kitchen is prone to harboring dangerous bacteria, so it is important to keep your kitchen as safe and clean as possible.  If kept properly sealed, your granite tops will be resistant to both bacteria and moisture.  Sealing your granite needs to be done every 1 to 3 years, depending on usage.  You can tell when it needs to be sealed by dropping water on the surface.  If the water beads up on the top, then it is sealed, but if the water is absorbed, then it is time to seal the stone again.

Granite Countertops Are Family-Friendly

When there are children in the home, there is potential for accidents. With Granite countertops, there is very little damage children, or even adults, can do to the material.  Granite is both heat and scratch resistant, so it is extremely durable.

Daily cleaning only involves a few quick wipes with a kitchen rag or paper towels. You do not need any special products to clean your granite countertops.  In fact, you should avoid any strong cleansers with citrus, ammonia, or any kind of acidic solvent.  All you will need is soapy water because staining is not a major problem for granite countertops. Its durability and easy clean-up make granite great for a busy family.

Granite Countertops Withstand Heat

If you plan on cooking plenty of hot meals in the kitchen, Granite Countertops can withstand moderately high temperatures. It is always best to use trivets, but don’t panic if you have to set a hot pot on the surface temporarily.  However, it is recommended to never use a crock pot directly on the surface.

Now, get ready to reap the benefits of solid granite countertops with Columbia Kitchens!

Cut on your countertop with out damaging the surface. Place a hot plate of food on the countertop with no worries. Let your children help you cook for the family.

You will discover that the whole family can take part in cooking and enjoying your kitchen!

Columbia Kitchens is here to help you get the look you want!

At Columbia Kitchens we supply custom made countertops featuring laminate, solid surface, and manufactured stone, natural granite, as well as cultured marble. We also we stock builder grade cabinets for immediate purchase or you can choose from deluxe or semi-custom lines of cabinetry all displayed in our beautiful showroom. We offer all this plus FREE estimates, FREE design services, and FREE in-home measuring all done by a capable, friendly staff of professionals.

Let us create the kitchen design of your dreams today!

If you have any questions or need assistance with your kitchen or bathroom project, please contact Columbia Kitchens by calling 410.796.9090 or click here today!

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