Investing in an outdoor kitchen can give you a functional entertainment space, as well as, increase your home’s property value. You have the option to create a simple traditional kitchen, a barbecue island or a multi-function cooking area. When planning your outdoor kitchen, it is essential to prioritize durability, contemporary design and functionality. Incorporating highly versatile granite countertops is a key element in achieving these goals.
Why are Granite Countertops Popular?
Granite countertops possess exceptional qualities that make them an excellent choice for outdoor spaces. Their distinctiveness stems from being a natural stone, ensuring that each countertop is one-of-a-kind. With a vast selection of colors and design possibilities, granite offers unmatched versatility. Moreover, its durability surpasses that of other countertop options, making it a superior choice in terms of performance.
Some reasons savvy homeowners resort to granite countertops are:
- Can withstand high temperatures – hot pans will not burn the sturdy material (although it is recommended to use hot pots and trivets)
- Granite comes in distinctive patterns and styles
- It does not easily scratch
- Withstands harsh environmental conditions
- Will not dull over time
- Easy to maintain and clean
- An eco-friendly material
- It is aesthetically appealing and skyrockets the value of your home
Cutting Edge Countertops offers an extensive selection of granite countertops serving Toledo/northwest Ohio market, Columbus, Detroit, and Indianapolis areas. Our new Edge Collection™ is an exclusive selection of natural stone slabs that are readily available for a summer installation. Check out our blog for trending granite countertop colors.
Featured Color: Steel Grey
How to Maintain the Beauty of Granite Countertops?
To maintain the beauty of granite countertops, it’s important to safeguard them from harsh external factors. Start by utilizing coverings like awnings or umbrellas to provide sufficient shade. This shields the countertops from excessive heat during hot summers.
Granite countertops are porous and when left unsealed, can absorb spills. Applying a sealer ensures your countertop is not easily absorbent and does not trap moisture – during everyday use or when it rains.
To clean granite countertops, start by wiping up any spills to prevent staining or damage. Clean surfaces with a soft cloth using a mild liquid soap and warm water to remove most residues. For stubborn stains, use a soft non-abrasive bristled brush and scrub lightly. Cutting Edge Countertops recommends customers avoid harsh cleaners or abrasives containing lemon juice or citrus which can etch and dull the finish. Products such as MORE™ Surface Care offers a great selection of stone-safe options such as Stone & Quartz Cleaner + Protector. This cleaner can be purchased in any of the Cutting Edge Countertops showrooms, or look for other products that are safe to use on natural stone.
Do You Want to Install Granite Countertops?
Undeniably, granite is a natural, eco-friendly material with beautiful options that are perfect for kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you are ready to get started on your project, be sure to contact Cutting Edge Countertops for granite countertops or visit one of our six showrooms conveniently located in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana for more sophisticated designs and options.