There are several good reasons many homeowners choose granite for their kitchen countertops. It is an incredibly durable material, it is burn and stain-resistant, it inhibits mold and mildew, and it is a beautiful surface that comes in a wide variety of colors. As a successful Atlanta granite countertop company, we highly recommend it to many of our customers.
However, despite their many attractive attributes, granite countertops do not appeal to every homeowner. Luckily for these homeowners, there is a wide variety of other countertop choices available to them. Below are three of our other popular countertop options with some pros and cons about each of them to guide you in your choice.
If you love the pristine look of a white kitchen, marble is an excellent choice for a countertop. Marble has a classic elegance about it that doesn’t wane with age. It is also a naturally cool material, which will do wonders for your pie crust.
Unfortunately, marble can be prone to scratches and staining as it is a softer surface than granite. If you choose to install marble countertops for your kitchen, you have to be vigilant and avoid leaving acidic foods like lemon wedges on its surface for an extended period of time.
For the price that this countertop usually commands, it is a very reasonable alternative to both granite and marble countertops. It imbues a warm and cozy atmosphere to any space it occupies, and it is biodegradable and naturally antibacterial. When made from salvaged or reclaimed wood or from sustainably managed forests, it has a very mild environmental impact.
If you choose this material for your kitchen countertop, keep in mind that it can burn and stain quite easily, so always have a trivet on hand for your hot pots and pans. Most butcher block surfaces also need to be sanded and oiled at least twice a year to protect the wood.
There’s a reason why a number of commercial kitchens have stainless steel countertops. These surfaces are easy to clean and extremely durable. They are also quite versatile. They fit well in sleek ultra-modern kitchens and provide a nice contrast in a more traditional kitchen setting. Price-conscious kitchen renovators however, may need to give their budgets a second look when considering this countertop material. Stainless steel can be quite pricey.
You can count on Premier Surfaces for high-quality, reasonably priced Atlanta countertops, no matter what type of material you choose. Select from our extensive inventory of slabs and let us install your granite countertops in Atlanta. Our years of experience in this industry guarantee your satisfaction.
In the Peach State, we also install granite countertops in Alpharetta and Marietta. Premier Surfaces can also help customers in selecting and installing Birmingham and Chattanooga granite countertops.