When choosing a granite slab for your kitchen countertops, you pretty much have infinite options. This is because granite is a natural material quarried straight from the earth. So, each piece of granite is slightly unique, with different colors, tones, and patterns. With so much choice, how do you select the perfect granite slab?
Here at Amanzi Granite, we want to make sure you are completely satisfied with your granite countertops, so we’ve got some tips to help you make the best choice.
Consider the color
A good place to start when deciding what you want from your granite countertops is the color. There are a lot of different color options, but start by considering whether you want light or dark granite. From there, you can narrow it down to different tones and shades. Think about the colors in the rest of the room when making this decision, especially your floor and cabinet fronts. You should select a color that complements one of these elements, whether you achieve this by matching them or contrasting them.
Think about the pattern
Most granite has either a marbled, speckled, or solid appearance. But, as we’ve already said, no two pieces are identical, so not all speckled slabs will have the exact same pattern, for example. Still, you can check out examples of these three patterns online and see which kind of style you prefer and which would look the best in your kitchen. Again, consider the style of the rest of your room. If you have a particularly busy pattern on your floor or walls, then a simple solid granite countertop could be the better option.
See the slab in a showroom
You can get a good idea of how the color and pattern of a piece of granite look by checking out photos of it online, but you can’t really make your mind up until you’ve seen it in person. Up close, you can see all the tiny details and differences that each piece of granite has. You can feel the texture of the stone and really imagine how it would look and feel in your home. We always recommend coming into our showroom in Kernersville before committing to a decision.
In the end, there’s no single perfect decision. Just do your research, compare lots of options and, ultimately, go with your gut! If you need help selecting or installing granite countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, then contact Amanzi Granite for our expert advice and support.