Beauty meets durability with granite countertops, a premier choice for many homeowners. At Stonesmiths Inc., we understand the tricky balance of choosing a countertop material for your kitchen space that is both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. There are compelling reasons to select granite and other stone surface materials, and it can be difficult to determine which is best. As you decide which countertop material ticks all the boxes, let’s sort through three commonly held myths about granite countertops.

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Myth #1: Granite Countertops Are High Maintenance 

One of the most pervasive beliefs about granite countertops is that they require a lot of maintenance. However, granite is actually relatively low maintenance compared to other surface materials. Aside from needing to be sealed periodically, granite requires no special care beyond simple routine cleaning. You’ll want to clean spills promptly, use cutting boards and hot pads, and avoid harsh cleaning chemicals to keep them looking nice.

Myth #2: Granite Countertops Are Easily Damaged

First, any stone material can be susceptible to damage if you are not careful. That said, granite countertops can last a lifetime with the proper fabrication, installation, and care. They will withstand wear and tear, such as stains and scratches, and are heat-resistant and water-resistant. Granite countertops are actually one of the most durable choices available.

Myth #3: Granite Countertops Are Too Expensive 

Some homeowners don’t consider granite an option for countertops because it’s commonly believed that it is too cost-prohibitive. While granite will require an upfront investment like any other stone surface, it’s a wise investment that will appeal to potential buyers in the future. Plus, the longstanding durability and timeless aesthetic of granite make it cost-effective.

Schedule an Appointment to Choose Your Granite

Stonemsmiths will deliver the highest level of craftsmanship and customer service throughout every step of your project. In addition to master crafting granite surfaces and countertops, we offer marble, quartz, and glass countertop options as well. Contact us today at (317) 770-1333 to discover more about our process or to request a free quote and design consultation for your countertop project. We serve homeowners and business owners in the entire Indianapolis area, including Carmel, Westfield, Fishers, Noblesville, and Zionsville.

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