Granite countertops offer a high-end look that adds to your kitchen’s value. Because granite is a natural material, variation in the stone’s pattern is common and, for most people, adds to its appeal. Matching up slabs, though, can sometimes be a challenge. The cost of granite and quartz are comparable, but natural granite requires a bit more care than manufactured quartz to keep its good looks. Wipe all stains quickly, especially oils, wine, acids and soda, and follow a regular annual sealing routine.
A twist on popular polished granite, honed granite gives a soft, matte finish instead of the traditional glossy look.