How to buy granite: Info to know when shopping for granite countertops

Since Seigle’s is now supplying granite and solid surface countertops, we wanted to help you figure out what to look for when shopping for and picking your countertop. We wanted to help get you the basic information about granite. Check out the below Q and A, as well as our selection of granite.

What should someone look for when selecting granite?
Granite comes in countless colors and patterns, so the selection is a very personal decision based on your tastes. There is a wide disparity in pricing from as little as $10 per square foot for the raw material up to $40, so price often is taken into consideration.

What are the benefits of using granite compared to other materials?
Granite is an extremely beautiful material, so it’s worth picking just for aesthetic purposes. It is also very durable. Since granite is a stone, it is not impervious to moisture and does require periodic maintenance to ensure its long term performance.

What makes one type of granite “upgraded”?
When you are picking granite, you have a lot to consider. Typically the standard colors are more affordable, and there are slight if any color and pattern variances between slabs. As you consider upgrades, the cost increases and with some selections, you will be able to physically choose your slabs so you can choose a piece that has a veining and pattern variance that suits your tastes.

See some samples of Seigle’s granite offerings below. The first row are our Standard options, and the rest are all Upgrade 1:

So come check out our great selection of granite. We look forward to topping off your next kitchen!  And if you are interested in learning more, schedule an appointment today.

Also, remember we currently are offering a Contractor’s Flooring Outlet $750 Gift Card through September 30, 2011 for any new customer that purchases $10,000 from Seigle’s, or an existing customer that exceeds prior year’s purchases by $10,000 (during the same period). Every new kitchen needs a new floor and Contractor’s Flooring Outlet has everything you need to complete your project.

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