Which Color Granite Stains Easily and Breaks?
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.
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.
Exotic and Rare Granite
Granite Table Top Colors
Group 1 Granite colors for countertops
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