Granite Colors Can Affect Countertop Quality

Which Color Granite Stains Easily and Breaks?

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Did you know granite colors determine whether your granite counter tops may crack easily or stain?  Granite color plays a much bigger role than just personal taste.

Choosing the right color for your stone counters actually affects the performance and longevity of your granite countertops.  Don’t just choose the most popular granite colors and think you’ll be OK.

Light granite countertops pros and cons

Light granite countertop colors like white granite and gold granite may have swirling or flowing patterns.  They can also have randomly placed large and  small crystals.

These granites hide messy counters well.  Light granites are often more porous and softer than darker colors.  They require sealing with multiple coats of penetrating stone sealer before use.   Dark granites are more subdued than the lighter ones.  They are often much more consistent in crystal pattern too.  Dark granites usually require few or no coats of sealer.

Check out the Stone Lemon Juice Test to see if your granite needs to be sealed.  Black granite such as Galaxy Black or Absolute Black is not really granite but rather a gabbro or dolomite.

It actually performs better than true granite, requires no sealing, and is very consistent.  Backsplash ideas for light color granite countertops.

Black Granite

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White Granite

white granite
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Blue Granite

blue granite slabs

Blue Granite is typically the most expensive granite.  Bahia Blue and Sodalight Blue are two stones that will cost 5 times as much as a standard color.

Rare Granite Slabs

Exotic and Rare Granite

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Granite Table Top Colors


Group 1 Granite colors for countertops

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Handmade Corbels For Granite Countertops

You need solid support for stone tops.  Here’s a selection of handmade, wrought iron and steel brackets and corbels for granite countertops all made in the US.

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