Neighborhood Homes

Granite Countertops

Katie Herbine of EGStoltzfus talks about the advantages of granite countertops.

Granite is a natural stone sourced from the earth. So, there can be some variation in color and tone and pattern from slab to slab.

Sealing Needed
While it is dense, granite is still a porous material. As a result, we recommend sealing your countertop annually to combat staining from oils, sauces, and other liquids. If your granite countertops are properly sealed, liquids and oils will bead on top, rather than seep into the stone.

Granite is naturally heat resistant. You can even place a hot plate on your granite countertops momentarily without causing long-term damage, although that is not recommended.

Granite slabs tend to be darker in color or have a more speckled appearance. To achieve a white countertop or a marble look without the marble price tag, we recommend quartz.

Both granite and quartz are beautiful selections for your new home.

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