There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a material for your bathroom or kitchen countertops; marble, quartz, and the one at the top of many people’s list, granite. If you’ve decided on granite, there are even more choices to make in choosing the perfect granite countertop.

If it’s time for a kitchen remodel, or if you are selecting options for a new home or business, keep these five things in mind when choosing your granite countertops.

Color

There’s a huge array of colors to choose from for your kitchen countertops – greys, browns greens, blacks, whites, and beiges. Think about the color scheme of the room, and the finish of your cabinets, to find a color of granite that complements them.

It’s a good idea to take in color samples, cabinet doors, even flooring pieces when shopping for granite countertops.  Our Account Managers can assist you in obtaining the perfect combination for a new home, existing property or commercial building. Consider the amount of light in the room as well to decide whether a darker or lighter granite would be best.

Edge

Think about the style of edge you’d like for your countertop. There are a number of choices that suit granite countertops, such as a bevelled or bull-nosed edge, and you may want to look at the popular new waterfall edge and side.  Try out our countertop edge visualizer to get an idea of your options.

Pattern

You also have a range of choices for the veining, and pattern of your stone countertop. Granite countertops can be solid, marbled, or speckled, producing dramatically different effects. If you’re going for a minimalistic look, then you could keep things simple with a solid-colored countertop. Or choose from a wide variety of colors that contrasts each slab to add in speckling or marbling.

Finish

Choose from three different finishes – polished, honed, or leather. A polished finish produces a smooth, shiny surface. Polished granite is less porous than other options.  Honing cuts down on the shine, providing more of a matte finish. A leather finish makes the countertop surface textured, like leather.

If you need kitchen or bathroom countertops and a company that can laser template any area in your home, along with a professional team to install your countertops, contact Amanzi. We’re located in Kernersville, NC, but we serve a wider area in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Check out our service map to see if you’re in reach.