GRANITE


Few materials are considered as luxurious as granite for kitchen countertops. Working with this stunning natural stone provides the opportunity for a look that is as beautiful as it is unique. Unlike manufactured countertop products, the natural veins and coloring make each installation of granite different, creating a custom feel.

Granite’s aesthetic versatility allows it to be used in nearly any setting. Black, white and grey options can create a sleek feel for ultra-modern or contemporary decor, while neutral and warmer granite slabs are often used for more traditional styles.

With a vast selection to choose from, granite also works well for transitional, country and rustic styles. The color of the existing or planned new cabinetry and flooring is important to factor in when choosing new countertops.

Beyond aesthetics, granite is also desired for its durability. Formed in nature and not a factory, granite is one of the hardest stones available. The result is a material that can stand up under tough conditions like countertops endure.

In kitchen installations, resistance to heat and cold, stains and scratches shows the practical side of this material. Sealed granite is non-porous which is beneficial when you consider the bacteria that can be present when preparing meals. Granite is so durable that cutting direct on it can dull knives over time.

To create clean lines in the space, granite provides the option for under mount sink installations. This look removes the edges of a top mount sink, providing less lines and easier maintenance. Granite can also be installed with farmhouse/apron, top mount or vessel sinks.

There are numerous edge styles available to further customize the installation for your home and design preferences. For backsplashes, you can also carry the same granite onto the wall for a uniform look or you can search for tile that creates another layer of style in the space.

Granite is not just a luxury material for the kitchen, you can also explore granite for bathroom vanity tops, wet bars, tables, fireplace surrounds and other accents in your home. The same look and durability that you would expect in your kitchen or bathroom can be appreciated in laundry rooms, home offices or living spaces.

Like any material you are considering, take the time to explore the long term maintenance required. Granite may require sealing to maintain its durability. For installation, an expert fabricator should measure and install pieces to ensure any seams are less visible.

The luxury look you are seeking can be more budget-friendly than expected. If you are considering new granite countertops for your Tulsa area home, explore the selection at Flooring Plus.