Since ancient Egyptians times, Granite has been the choice of royalty, the wealthy and powerful because of its elegance, beauty and strength, but it wasn’t till the mid-19th century when Modern Polished Granite made its first appearance in the U.K.
Nowadays in America, Granite Countertops has become the best bet to not only uplift your lifestyle but also the value of your home as well. Maybe its because Granite Countertops are:
- Heat resistant
- Cutlery resistant
- Moisture resistant
- Easy to maintain
Not to mention an unmatched celebrity-style luxury appeal that will mesmerize your family and guest. Installing Granite Countertops gives you the opportunity to express your sense of taste and style in your home. Whether made from a natural stone such as granite or quartz or another such as solid surface, You can never go wrong with adding Granite Countertops to your home.
Choosing the right Granite Countertops Company makes all the difference when installing Granite Countertops in your home. Renovo Stone has over 40 years of experience making a simple granite slap into a breath taking master piece. We will guide you step by step through the Granite Countertops process from initial consultation and estimate to design, fabrication and installation. Do not hesitate any longer give us a call at (424) 230-3020 for your free consultation and estimate. Granite Countertops are made easy and affordable by Renovo Stone!
Granite Countertops Buying Guide
Renovo Stone’s Granite Countertops buying guide explains the different factors to consider when Installing Granite Countertops in your kitchen, bar, bathroom or vanity. This Granite Countertops guide is to assist you in making the best decision selecting the Granite Countertops that works for you and your lifestyle.
Granite is a natural material with unique features, patterns and colors, which makes each Granite Countertop one of a kind. This is why the single most difficult decision for a customer is selecting the Granite Countertop color that will best fit their kitchens or bar, but there is other factors to consider.
Lets start with asking how do you use your kitchen?
If you are like most of us, you need a kitchen for everyday use for your family. Which means it needs to be both functional and low maintenance. Conversely some people like to entertain guests as often as possible. Rest assured there are options for both! So, let’s continue with:
Sinks for Granite Countertops
Renovo Stone always recommends installing new sink and faucet when upgrading to Granite Countertops for a more complete makeover. Now, it is very important to pick a sink size that will fit in the cabinet in which it will be mounted on and provide ample room for the faucet and other accessories you may desire. We will more than gladly can help you match your new Granite Countertops with the perfect sink and accessories. Below are some of the different styles of sinks used for Granite Countertops:
Granite Countertop Cooktops
Cooktops, drop-in range and other kitchen appliances to be mounted in the granite, must be on the job site before a template can be made. Note: Please make sure that there is sufficient room inside the cabinet to hold the cook top and vents that will be installed. As well as space for the thickness of the backsplash if any.
Granite Countertop Backsplash
There is several options for Granite Countertop backsplash, you can choose from no backsplash, 4” backsplash, full backsplash to tile backsplash. 4” backsplash is often the most popular choice, but this may be modified to suit taste. Keep in mind the taller the backsplash the more material used. it must be stipulated before estimate is made. Here are some samples of the different type of backsplash:
Granite Countertops Edges and overhang
Most Granite Countertops are installed with a standard 1 1/2’” “bullnose edge”, but there are other options available for an extra cost. Here are some samples of custom edges finishes:
Granite Installation Considerations
After all your design and accessory decision have been made. All cabinets must be permanently anchored in place and any sinks, faucets, cooktops, or any other item that requires a cut out on the granite must be on site and available at the time the Granite Countertop template is made since no changes can be made once the the template is made. Note that any delay in acquiring the accessories may also delay the installation.
Seams are always be visible on Granite Countertops. Renovo Stone reduces seams visibility by making seams as small as possible but visibility is also affected by the granite’s pattern, color and granularity. Usually darker colors or uniform grain are not as noticeable as they are on lighter color or a larger variegated grain.