Selecting Your granite countertop color
Granite used for granite countertops usually comes from Italy, South America in over 100 different color patterns. Each country has several different color and pattern variations unique to that part of the world. Granite is a dimension stone with naturally occurring variations in color and pattern. These variations, referred to as “movement”, are the source of its natural beauty. Also, keep in mind that the veining in the granite can effect color perception. Sometimes different grains occurring in the same slab will make the slabs appear to be different colors. Mineral concentrations in granite varies somewhat within any given color and pattern, and may produce patches that appear darker or lighter. Look at the example of the beautiful Golden Beach Countertop at right. You will see how the pattern and color changes and how different a second slab cut from a different area could be quite different in color and grain. If you need more than one slab to complete your countertops, you should use slabs cut from the same large granite block. Even a single granite slab will have color variations from one end to the other. These variations gives your kitchen countertop or vanity its unique character making it slightly different from any other type of countertop.
Granite Countertop Costs, Edge Styles, Site Preparation
Standard granite countertops usually cost $44-100 per square foot installed, depending on the type of granite selected and the difficulty of installation. Granite Countertop installation and fabrication costs can significantly affect the final price of your new granite, Zodiaq or IceStone countertops. To help get started please look at the Countertop Cost Page. There you will be able to see available edge styles, a cost estimate diagram to help you calculate the area of your countertops, and more helpful information. Get all the information at the Countertop Cost Page.
Granite Bath Vanity Gallery
Granite Kitchen Countertop Gallery
Select Your Granite Countertop Colors At The Warehouse Showroom
Because of the variations in granite, we recommend that you take the time to select the slabs for your countertops. You can view all the available colors and patterns over the internet, and select the granite slabs to be used for your countertops, or you may personally visit the warehouse. We will escort you through the granite slab warehouse where you can choose the best granite slab for your countertops. That is the only way to make sure you get exactly what you want. While color options are numerous, it's usually best to choose a specimen that is stocked locally because of the cost difference. If a slab has to be special-ordered, the freight would be prohibitive and the lead-time could be several weeks. In addition, you would have to agree to accept the color and markings sight unseen.
Granite colors are available to accent any kitchen design with colors ranging from jet black to blues, greens, reds, browns and endless color variations. We can’t show you all the colors available, but we would like to show you examples of our most popular granite countertop colors. Below you will find photos of granite slabs in our most popular colors. These colors are usually in stock. If you already have a color in mind, please call us at 1-866-879-1400 and we will check availability.
Tri-State Granite Interiors is a granite countertop contractor specializing in the fabrication and installation of granite kitchen countertops and granite and marble bath vanities in both home and business applications. We serve Northern Georgia and South Carolina, in and around Atlanta, Lake Oconee area, Athens, Augusta, Elberton, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia, Highlands, Asheville, Hendersonville, Anderson, and Spartenburg. Call Tri-State Granite Interiors today for a free estimate, 1-866-879-1400.