Granite is perfect for all homes because it strikes the perfect balance between function and style. Besides lending a polished and sophisticated look to your home, granite is also extremely functional as it is highly resistant to wear and bacteria.
Whether you are building a new house or remodeling, natural stone offers you unparalleled beauty, permanence, and uniqueness – and adds true value to your home.
Granite is an igneous rock (formed by heat) found deep within the Earth’s crust. Once quarried, cut, polished & sealed; granite is nearly impervious to scratches, heat, etching, staining or weathering. It is truly one of Mother Nature’s most versatile and beautiful creations.
The most common use for granite today is in building and remodeling projects such as vanity and kitchen countertops. The look, feel, durability, and resale value of a granite kitchen countertop is unmatched by any other solid surface material on today’s market.
See what others are saying about natural stone:
Natural stone is a key part of two of the top 10 elements of design in the home that are resonating with today’s buyers: the desire for low-maintenance/no maintenance materials and the use of natural materials inside and outside the home.
~ Builder Magazine / National Association of Home Builders
Homeowners who remodel recover the following percentages of their remodeling costs at resale (note: upscale projects include stone):
- Bathroom remodel-upscale: 92.6%
- Bathroom addition-upscale: 84.3%
- Kitchen remodel-upscale: 79.6%
~ 2003 Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling Magazine
In a study of materials for kitchen countertops, granite had the highest number of “excellent” ratings of any surface.
~ Consumer Reports