1805 NE Highway 20, Bend OR 97701
Granite is the countertop material of choice when there are no other things to think about - like money. It defines elegance in a kitchen. The beauty of the stone contributes to the beauty of even the most modest kitchen. Granite (tile or slab)will improve the value of your home.
Pros: holds up to heat; comes in a range of almost 3000 colors; looks permanent and substantial; will last a lifetime; new sealers are almost maintenance-free; 2nd highest hardness rating after diamonds; has a high value to home buyers.
Cons: expensive, but becoming more affordable; requires some maintenance; some stones absorbs stains if not sealed; knives can become dull if you cut on it; can crack if stressed or improperly installed.
Price: there is no set price for Granite as each individual color can vary based upon the availability of this natural stone. Granite tile can range from $10-35 per square foot (not including installation). Granite slab is only sold installed and must be bid out per individual kitchen or counter top. The price can widely vary based upon the size of the slab, the amount of edge that must be polished and the type of sinks.
Granite slab can vary from $65-125 per square foot installed.