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Granite: a Trend or Here to Stay?

Friday, June 18, 2021
Granite: a Trend or Here to Stay?

When it comes to home design, the trends are always changing. If you're looking to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or even a full basement, you may wonder if granite countertops will be a thing of the past in 5-10 years. 

Granite is amazing, but definitely an investment! You want to be sure that you love the look of your countertops. Some feel granite is just a trend, but we think not.

We’re here to tell you why they're so popular and why they're worth the investment. 

GRANITE COUNTERTOPS ARE HERE TO STAY!

Granite has been an extremely popular kitchen countertop surface since the 90s.  This reason alone is enough for many to question whether it will remain popular.  When a design trend stays a leader for quite some time, people wonder if it can remain on top.

Homeowners love granite because it is a low-maintenance, easy to clean natural stone material, and best of all; gorgeous to look at.  Granite began to replace Formica and soon became a norm.
In recent years, other natural stone options have stolen some of the granite's limelight. Both quartz and marble have climbed up the countertop popularity ladder.
 

WHY GRANITE COUNTERTOPS ARE TIMELESS

Granite and other natural stone countertop sales are projected to grow into 2025.  With home sales skyrocketing, homeowners are ready to remodel their new purchase as soon as they take possession.  The love for granite in kitchens and baths is not ending anytime soon!
It’s so low maintenance which is a key reason it’s here to stay.  To clean a granite countertop, you simply have to wipe it down! It also has minimal upkeep and is beyond durable.
Over time, granite countertops are easy to spruce up. You can refresh your granite without having to replace it!

 

GRANITE COUNTERTOP FINISHES

When choosing your countertops, you not only choose a color and then its slab, but also the finish.  Most people are unaware of the various finish options for stone countertops.  The different varieties completely transform the look of your counters.

Here are a few of the most popular finishes for granite countertops:

•    Polished is the most common finish and makes the granite look glossy and smooth.
•    Honed gives a matte finish with minimal buffing.
•    Leathered is a newer trend.  This finish is marked with small dimples and has some texture.
•    Flamed is a finish that can only be done on granite and creates a gorgeous marbled sheen.

Granite takes new finishes very easily. Getting your countertops refinished can give them a whole new look. With these finish options, it's easy to revitalize your countertops. And if you change them up, they will never get old or go out of style.

COLOR AVAILABILITY

To meet demand, different granite is produced, meaning that your exact stone may not be manufactured in five years' time! Your granite will be totally unique to your house. This will raise property value and excite granite enthusiasts.

Finding granite in a unique colorway will set your home apart from other ones. Granite countertops are functional but also serve as a visual centerpiece. Your home will look intriguing, but not overly trendy.
The limited availability of granite makes it a commodity. Enthusiasts will be able to spot a rare or limited production granite pattern.

You can plan your kitchen decor around your granite color, which will create a cohesive aesthetic. Granite makes for eye-catching counters that will work well with most decor. Plan around your granite!

GRANITE IS ALWAYS A GOOD INVESTMENT

 

We hope this puts you at ease about the shelf life of granite countertops. You'll be amazed at this natural stone’s beauty and durability. 

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start planning your countertop remodel! Try our 3D Room Visualizer to see what your room will look like with different granite countertop options.  You can also use our online estimator to get a cost idea as well.

If you are interested in learning more about our affordable granite countertops, contact the experts at Hard Rock Stone Works today. Call  (586) 229-2262 to speak with a member of our sales.
 

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