The Difference Between Classic and Exotic Granite

The look of classic granite countertops is just that: classic. However, exotic granite countertops are gaining popularity these days. These types of countertops vary in looks, composition, and cost.

Classic Granite Countertops:

  • Highly available
  • Mined throughout the world
  • Made from feldspar and quartz
  • Uniform pattern throughout
  • Neutral colors
  • Good for minimalist or traditional décor
  • Common patterns include Visconti White and Giallo Ornamental
  • Less expensive than exotic granite countertops
  • Average cost is $30-$40 per square foot

Exotic Granite Countertops

  • Rare
  • Only mined in one area
  • Made from feldspar, quartz, and other colorful minerals
  • Highly varied look, with swirls, magma waves, and mosaic patterns
  • Vivid colors such as blue, red, green, and purple
  • Good for bohemian, avant-garde or luxury décor
  • Common patterns include Blue Bahia and Cosmic Azul
  • More expensive then classic granite countertops
  • Average cost is over $100 per square foot

Whether you’re looking for a classic granite look or exotic granite patterns, you’re sure to be inspired by the showroom at Legacy Granite Countertops in Alpharetta, Georgia. Legacy Granite Countertops’ owner, Pablo Calacante, has over 12 years of experience as a granite dealer and installer. He understands the granite business from all sides.

Reserve a free, one-hour consultation with a Legacy Granite Countertops design team member. They’ll guide you through the showroom and in-home fabrication lab, allowing you to explore the best options for your home. With over 60 colors of stone countertops available, Legacy Granite Countertops is the place to find the ideal countertop for your kitchen or bathroom. Our showroom is only available by appointment, so call us at 678-867-0100 today to reserve your free consultation.