Countertops are one of the primary components and a major decision for a new kitchen or a kitchen remodeling project. The material choices and price ranges vary greatly. All information, options, questions and answers about kitchen countertops can certainly fill up a book.
Stone countertops have been the mainstay of 21st century kitchens with granite being the most popular selection. Granite is mined from the Earth in large sections, and cut into slabs. Some slabs are honed, a process designed to create a matte finish, while others are polished to a reflective gloss. After this finishing process, the slabs are sent to a selection yard or design center for final selection. It is always recommended that your individual slab(s) be hand selected and not chosen from samples alone (more…)