Today luxury homes HAVE to have granite or similar natural stone on kitchen surfaces. High-end buyers expect it. Natural stone is nature’s timeless art. It lends strength to its surrounding by evoking a classic and unique feeling. It invites luxury into your home and yet is extremely affordable.
Granite is an extremely tough, durable material and in most cases can be used as a cutting surface without fear of scratching the stone (although knives may dull the surface by repeated cutting on the stone). Granite is quarried all over the world. It comes from the United States as well as India, Brazil, Italy and China.
Countertops made of natural stone, especially granite, add more resale value to your home than any other material. Granite countertops will last you a lifetime, which means that after the cost of the initial installation (with proper maintenance and care) they never need to be replaced.