Where to Start When Choosing Granite Countertops

Sep 14, 2022 | Premier Countertop Installation and Fabrication

Is it time to start shopping for new countertops? Granite is no doubt the way to go! But with so many different options out there, it can be overwhelming to arrive at a decision. Here are a few tips we have to help you choose the countertop of your dreams! 

Choosing a Color that Matches Your Kitchen

The mood that you’re trying to create is one of the most important aspects to think about. Do you want your kitchen to feel bright and airy? Darker, moody, and contrasting colors? Your countertops will be a crucial piece to the feel you try to create. You may notice that in many high-end kitchens, contrasting colors are used. If the cabinets are dark, the counters will be lighter or vice versa. Doing so will make the room feel more balanced in general. 

The most important thing is to consider the rest of your kitchen. Your aim should be to create a cohesive environment. If you already have intricate tile or cabinets, then you may want to go with a simple slab of granite, but if your kitchen is relatively simple, consider letting the granite be the focal point by choosing a more interesting slab.

Choosing a Granite Slab With the Right Veining

One way to make your countertops the focal point is to choose a slab with interesting veining. Usually, if it grabs your attention in the showroom, it will also grab your attention in the kitchen. On the other hand, you may want to look for a slab with less eye-catching veining if other elements in your kitchen are already grasping attention. Balancing these elements makes your kitchen feel thought out and ties the whole room together.

Which Edge Type Should I Choose

Edges are another element of your countertops that you can use to customize the theme of your kitchen. More intricate edge cuts can add to your countertops as the centerpiece, or a more plain edge can keep it simple so you’re not throwing off the balance in your kitchen. 

Where to Start When Choosing Granite Countertops | Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz

Choosing a new countertop is overwhelming. At Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz, we have West Virginia’s largest indoor selection of natural stone slabs, so you can see the whole slab rather than look at a tiny sample. This gives you a better idea of what the slab will look like in your home.

Our Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz team is here to help make your dream a reality. When it comes to stone surface fabrication and installation, we’re the best in West Virginia.

Call us at 304-472-6483 or contact us online today if you have any questions.