When it comes to the kitchen, there are many different types of countertops. You have the choice of materials. Some are natural, like wood, granite, and quartz, and some are manmade, like laminate. So it can seem like a daunting experience to choose between the countertop surfaces available. At Atlantis Granite & Marble, LLC, in Cumming, we understand that the choice can be difficult. After taking into account the costs and your budget, here are 6 reasons to choose granite.


The Look

Granite just looks good. It provides a feeling of strength and stability. While people aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, granite's inner strengths match the beauty of its outer appearance. Granite can provide a solid feel to the kitchen. It is also something that will impress your friends, neighbors, and family when you invite them over for the holidays or other get-togethers.


The Life

If you want something that will last a long time, you don't have to look any further than granite for durability. If you are planning on staying in the same home for a long time, granite will be there with you. Granite countertops can last over 30 years. Laminate lasts about a third that long, while wood has about half the lifespan, not including the needed multiple refinishings. Granite even lasts longer than soapstone and quartz.


The Cleaning

To keep a granite countertop, you just have to seal it. Then all it takes is wiping it down and making sure that any spills that may stain the granite get cleaned up quickly. Sealing a granite countertop is simple enough for anyone to do, and the rest of the cleaning you would need to do for any countertop. After all, you wouldn't want to leave crumbs out or let spilled juice sit on any counter.


The Return

Perhaps the best part about granite is that even if you aren't in the home as long as the counter, granite adds value to the home. Other countertops do not have the appeal of granite, and they do not provide much added value. Your granite countertop can add as much as 100 percent of its cost to the home's value. There aren't many things that you can do to your home to increase the value by as much as the renovation costs.


The Versatility

Granite can be used anywhere you have a counter. Because it is durable, easy to clean and beautiful, it adds value to every room in the home. Bathrooms are a great place for granite, and you might even install one in your workshop. Granite is great for any room in the house.


The Jokes

Granite kitchen countertops in Cumming provide the best set up possible for kitchen-related "dad jokes." Sure, you could have a marble-ous countertop. Or you could have a countertop that doesn't allow gallon jugs on it because it's made of quartz. However, nothing beats having a countertop that you can take for granite. In the end, granite has the perfect counter argument over choosing any other material. After all, it's a rock-solid investment that you rarely have to think about when it comes to after installation maintenance.