There’s nothing like having fine marble in your home. The classic European design, the soft white glow, and the rich veining are some of the reasons why marble is such a popular choice when it comes to bathroom countertop installation in Sandy Springs households. Marble isn’t perfect, however. Other attributes of marble for instance include its vulnerability to chipping and scratching, as well as the unfortunate stains that occur when it’s touched by anything acidic. If you’re a fan of the look of marble, but not a fan of the stains it gathers as it ages, you’re in luck. White granite is a perfect substitute for marble, but without any of the headaches.
The Toughest Stone on the Market
Until they come out with diamond countertops, you can’t get any tougher than granite. Like other natural stones—marble included—granite has to be sealed. Once sealed, however, it’s impervious to spills and stains. Marble, on the other hand, is a notoriously soft stone and is vulnerable to scratches over time so it’s more likely to show the effects of aging than granite. If properly maintained, granite should look every bit as good 20 years down the road as it does the day it was installed.
Add Value to Your Home
Look at any home listing and one of the most common things you’ll find advertised is granite countertops. That’s because granite is the most popular material for countertops on the market and is always in demand by prospective homebuyers. While some people may prefer marble, only granite has the kind of enduring popularity that can help a kitchen or bathroom upgrade actually pay for itself by increasing your home’s resale value.
Easy to Maintain
Over time, various spills can take their toll on marble. Acids in particular, such as tomato sauce and citrus drinks, can have a detrimental effect on marble when spilled. That’s why granite is perfect for busy households, especially homes with big families. Sealed granite can withstand anything you spill on it. Just wipe up any spills, and periodically clean your countertops with a stone-friendly detergent and a soft pad or washcloth and your granite will look as good as new.
A Safer Stone
Once sealed, granite is nonporous. That means that the tiny bits of food and liquids that might find their way into a less porous material, such as marble, will never penetrate the surface of a granite countertop. Trapped food can lead to the growth of bacteria. Since that’s the last thing you want in your kitchen, granite countertops are better for protecting your family’s health.
All kinds of granite are natural stones with their own variations in flecks; streaks; and white, black, and brown elements. Its incredible variety of shades and colors is one of the things that makes granite so remarkable and a perfect substitute for marble. To take a look at all the different kinds of granite that are available, come visit Legacy Granite Countertops. We’re experts in granite bathroom countertops in Sandy Springs, and we’d love to show you around our showroom so you can see what’s possible. Whether you want a granite countertop that emulates marble, any of our other kinds of granite, or other materials, don’t hesitate to contact us at (678) 867-0100. Give us a call today!