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Apr 8 / stcuser4

What to Choose – Granite or Concrete Kitchen Countertops?

Remodeling countertops is one of the major elements of kitchen remodeling. Granite and concrete are some of the commonly used materials for kitchen countertops. Let’s now know about the features of these two models.

Concrete, as you know, is a mix of cement and aggregate. Aggregates such as sand or crushed limestone added to cement give special qualities like increased strength, color, or texture to concrete. It is known for its strength and hence, is perfect for kitchen countertops. It even allows customization. When customized by using glass or other attractive materials, the concrete countertops look beautiful. They are, however, porous and are susceptible to staining. For any type of countertop, sealing should be done to elongate their durability. Resealing is often necessary for concrete countertops as they are more prone to damage by scratches or stains. It is also not safe to place hot pans directly on these countertops. So, these can be opted if you are able to follow the required maintenance.

Granite, on the other hand, is a natural stone that has inherent natural beauty. Various colors of granite countertops enhance the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Even without customization, they look beautiful. However, they can also be designed as per your preferences. When compared to concrete, granite countertops appear more aesthetic – polished granites have a luxurious look. Maintenance of granites is lesser when compared to concrete.

Hope this information is helpful for you to make a right choice based on your needs by considering the features of granite and concrete countertops.