Are you thinking about updating your kitchen? Or have you recently renovated your kitchen space? If so you have probably looked at installing granite countertops. Granite countertops are a naturally gorgeous material with a timeless quality. Plus granite countertops are very durable and come in a variety of shades to match any kitchen. Sounds perfect right? Granite can be a great choice for your kitchen but also come at a high price with a few weaknesses to be aware of. kitchen in house

Granite countertops are a porous stone that need to be sealed annually. This is important to know because if your granite countertops are not sealed properly then they can absorb juice, wine or any other substance that is spilled on them causing them to stain. Another downside to granite countertops is that they may chip or crack. This is not common but may happen and it is expensive to fix. Below are a few alternatives to consider:

Butcher Block
Butcher block countertops are much cheaper than granite and let's face it, they still look great. Butcher block countertops require regular oiling but blend nicely with white or lighter cabinets.

Concrete countertops have a modern and stylish look plus are a great project for that weekend DIY expert in your house. If installed and sealed properly they can almost last forever.

Yes we said tile. If the right tile is chosen, tile countertops and have a timeless look. This option is less expensive and can still provide a tasteful kitchen makeover.

Prefab Granite
Prefab granite countertops are a great alternative to granite. These countertops are still a natural stone that come precut to fit a standard kitchen. Same great look at a fraction of the cost.

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