Whether you choose Corrian, Quartz or Granite ask yourself - what kind of performance am I looking for?
Would you prefer a finish that is organic, uniform, includes an integral sink?
That's just one of the questions your Diversified Kitchen designer will ask you that will ultimately lead to the countertop that is best for your dream kitchen. When your conversation is completed, you will know which countertop is right for you.
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At Diversified Kitchens, our granite colors are exceptional. We offer the highest grade of naturally occurring granite quarried from Italy, Brazil, India and the United States.
Granite's distinctive features include its natural beauty, durability, colors and unique patterns. Granite countertops make a wonderful aesthetic statement with spectacular veining which can tie together the glazing in the cabinetry.
There are many factors to consider with granite such as color, finish, edges and thickness, all of which you must understand before installation.
Follow these steps to buy granite countertops:
- Pick a color compatible with the décor of your home. Granite is a natural stone, so color variation is to be expected. Your granite countertop will not look exactly like the showroom sample.
- Decide on a sink style. Whether you choose a drop-in or undermount sink, the granite fabricator will charge extra to make required cuts in your stone. Undermount sinks require more granite work, resulting in additional cost. A sink template must be created so purchase your sink before work begins.
- Choose a thickness. Granite countertops are typically referred to as 2 or 3 cm, or ¾ to 1 inches respectively. 3-cm granite countertops are more expensive to buy, but are stronger and more attractive since 2-cm countertops usually require plywood supports and laminate edges.
- Determine what type of edges you want. If you don't like any of the standard choices such as half-bullnose and bevel, ask about a custom-designed edge. You may want an edge to match cabinet detail or another architectural feature of your home.
- Seams in granite are visible; you may want to pay extra for seamless fabrication. Some seams are placed near sinks to minimize their appearance but over time, this gradually may damage the grout due to water exposure.