This year, Atlanta residents have the most countertop material options than ever before. If it’s been more than 10 years since you last renovated your kitchen or took interest in the latest countertop trends in the market, you may still think that your options are limited to granite countertops only, and that it’s still the best material option.
Well, a lot has changed over time. Granite Countertops have been on a three-year decline in fame, with very few people having them on standby for their remodeling projects. Atlanta Granite Countertops were very popular for walls and surfaces in the ‘90s for understandable reasons: Granite is durable, comes in vast patterns and colors, and is fairly priced. So what alternatives to granite countertops are homeowners going for that will serve them better than granite?
Below, find stylish alternatives to granite countertops that are trending, not only in Atlanta, but across the country.
Dark marble as a substitute to granite countertops
Dark countertops hit the kitchen scene hard in the early 2000s. We are talking about that shiny black speckled granite that was paired most likely with white or cherry wood cabinetry. Today, Atlanta homeowners have a different idea for dark countertops and cabinetry. First off, it’s all about a honed or leathered finish for the stone (basically matte). The look is so beautiful and feels much more modern but still classic.
The best look with dark countertops, however, is a matte dark stone paired with dark toned cabinets. It’s a very beautiful and seamless look. Plus, you’ve got to LOVE a good moody color. In terms of beautiful dark color paint options, they are endless so don’t be afraid to go a little moody if you want some drama in your kitchen. Visual drama, when done right, is always a showstopper.
Quartz Countertops alternative to granite
Quartz, the strongest commercial grade stone, is known for its durability and the consistency of its color throughout the entire piece. When it comes to maintenance and upkeep, Quartz Countertops are completely non-porous. Hot pots can be placed directly on the countertop, no need to search for a trivet.
Atlanta Quartz Countertops are on the higher end when it comes to quality compared to granite, and if you are lucky to have a professionally skilled Countertop Fabricator and Installer in Atlanta, you are guaranteed to love the results. This is an investment that comes with zero upkeep, so the countertops are fairly priced and they do deserve a consideration as the best alternatives to granite countertops.
As it says in the name, Solid Surface Countertops are just that—solid. Here are a few reasons why this is a good substitute to granite countertops:
Appearance – Solid surfacing comes in a huge range of colors and finishes. Make your vision a reality by customizing the look to match your kitchen. The manufacturing process of solid surfacing makes these counters appear almost entirely seamless, as they fit together closely and can be sanded once installed to reduce the visibility of seams. This means a clean look across your surfaces, no matter the shape or size.
Durability – Solid Surfacing is a great option if you don’t want the hectic maintenance requirements of granite. They are easy to clean, and do not hold onto bacteria because they are non-porous surfaces. This also makes them waterproof, so you do not have to worry about water damage near sinks. Solid surfaces resist stains and are impact resistant. Unlike granite countertops, they can be easily repaired if need be. Seamless patches can be used and sanding can be done for visible scratches. This means your counters will be a lifetime investment.
Cost – One of the biggest advantages of Solid Surfacing as alternatives to granite countertops is the price. Solid surfacing from Artstone Atlanta tends to be more affordable than granite countertops in Kennesaw. Although that is the general norm, it is important to keep in mind that finishing, customization options and other factors will have an impact on the overall cost.
No matter what room requires new countertops, Artstone Atlanta will always provide a great, affordable option to granite for your home. If you are in Atlanta, come and visit our showroom to see a wide range of options available for Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops, including the rarest colors of Granite Countertops in Atlanta.