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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Granite Kitchen Countertops

Lowe’s Is Your One-Stop Shop for Countertops Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is a countertop, you’ll want to make sure it’s one you’re proud of and like to look at. Select the right countertop for your kitchen and kitchen island with our Kitchen Countertop Buying Guide. It’ll help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz. Looking for a strong, durable kitchen countertop? Shop our selection of concrete countertops, corian countertops, soapstone countertops, tile countertops, marble countertops, black granite countertops, copper countertops and stainless steel countertops. Like the wooden look? Browse our butcher-block countertops. We also have recycled glass countertops and glass countertops to give your kitchen a unique look. Want to go with the classic quartz? But countertops aren’t only for the kitchen. You can also find the perfect bathroom countertop at Lowe’s. We have kitchen sinks, kitchen faucets, kitchen cabinets, trash compactors and garbage disposals for you to choose from to accompany your countertops. Imagine, an apron sink with a stylish KOHLER faucet paired with your sleek countertops. Finally, you have the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Install a kitchen backsplash and wainscoting, and get inspiration to help further spruce up your surface space.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Transporting Granite Watch video of this step. Now that you’ve given measurements to the fabricator and leveled your cabinets, it’s time to get the cut countertops home safely, which can be tricky. Unless they’re being delivered, you’ll have to pick up the countertops from the fabricator when they’re ready. Remember that granite is heavy — a 2′ x 6′ countertop can weigh in excess of 400 pounds — so enlist some help to transport and move the countertops safely. It’s important to always carry the countertops in a vertical position, never horizontally flat, to avoid cracking or breaking the stone. To transport granite slabs, carry them on edge in an A-frame rack, the way glass is carried. If needed, you can make a simple rack from 2x4s. Protect the edges by covering them with wide painter’s tape. When the slabs arrive, have a cleared space ready in the kitchen area to store them upright on edge until you’re ready to install them.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Dekton Countertops Cutting-edge mix of raw materials with the most scratch resistant surface on the market. Heat resistant and completely stain proof. Quartz Countertops One of the worlds hardest surfaces. Available in limitless colors and patterns. Withstands spills, heat, scratches, and more. Granite Countertops Offers timeless appeal and durability. Available in many colors and patterns featuring unique, natural characteristics. Wood Countertops Offers warmth and natural beauty to any kitchen. Perfect for work stations and islands that serve as dining areas. Solid Surface Countertops Stylish, seamless look with high heat and impact resistance. Works well with integral sinks. Laminate Countertops Budget-friendly surface available in an array of colors and patterns. Easy-to-clean and resists stains, heat, and impact.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Keep Granite Slabs Vertical It’s important to always carry the countertops in a vertical position, never horizontally flat, to avoid cracking or breaking the stone. To transport granite slabs, carry them on edge in an A-frame rack, the way glass is carried. If needed, you can make a simple rack from 2x4s. Protect the edges by covering them with wide painter’s tape. Transporting Granite It’s important to always carry the countertops in a vertical position, never horizontally flat, to avoid cracking or breaking the stone. To transport granite slabs, carry them on edge in an A-frame rack, the way glass is carried. If needed, you can make a simple rack from 2x4s. Protect the edges by covering them with wide painter’s tape.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Watch video of this step. Now that you’ve given measurements to the fabricator and leveled your cabinets, it’s time to get the cut countertops home safely, which can be tricky. Unless they’re being delivered, you’ll have to pick up the countertops from the fabricator when they’re ready. Remember that granite is heavy — a 2′ x 6′ countertop can weigh in excess of 400 pounds — so enlist some help to transport and move the countertops safely. It’s important to always carry the countertops in a vertical position, never horizontally flat, to avoid cracking or breaking the stone. To transport granite slabs, carry them on edge in an A-frame rack, the way glass is carried. If needed, you can make a simple rack from 2x4s. Protect the edges by covering them with wide painter’s tape. When the slabs arrive, have a cleared space ready in the kitchen area to store them upright on edge until you’re ready to install them.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Maintenance Clean your new countertops using only granite and quartz cleaner, which you can purchase at most fabrications shops. This special cleaner will leave no residue and keep your granite countertops looking shiny and new. Installing a granite countertop yourself is challenging, but the cost-savings and enhancement to your kitchen are well worth the effort.
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Granite Kitchen Countertops

Clean your new countertops using only granite and quartz cleaner, which you can purchase at most fabrications shops. This special cleaner will leave no residue and keep your granite countertops looking shiny and new. Installing a granite countertop yourself is challenging, but the cost-savings and enhancement to your kitchen are well worth the effort.
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Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. It is a natural product with a timeless aura and appeal. Granite countertops take a high-quality kitchen to the next level visually and often become the centerpiece of the room. With more than 20 shades of granite to work with, you’ll find one that blends perfectly with your kitchen cabinets, flooring and walls.
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Plan the Installation Watch video of this step. When planning your installation, working with your local stone fabrication shop is key. Granite is heavy, difficult to transport and must be cut with specialty tools. And though it’s known for its hardness, if it’s not handled correctly or installed with proper support, it can crack or, worse, break. There are few fixes for a broken slab of granite. So it’s a good idea to work closely with your local stone fabricator. The first step is to decide what type of granite you want. The shop will have many samples and slabs. You’ll see all the varied colors and grain patterns up close. You’ll also see the various edging patterns to choose from: square, bevel, bull-nose, miter, ogee and many more. You may want to have the fabricator visit your kitchen to check if anything there may affect how the countertops are made, such as wall bump-outs or exposed pipes. In addition to the main countertop surface, you’ll need to decide on the length of the countertop overhang, as well as the type and size of backsplash.
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Watch video of this step. When planning your installation, working with your local stone fabrication shop is key. Granite is heavy, difficult to transport and must be cut with specialty tools. And though it’s known for its hardness, if it’s not handled correctly or installed with proper support, it can crack or, worse, break. There are few fixes for a broken slab of granite. So it’s a good idea to work closely with your local stone fabricator. The first step is to decide what type of granite you want. The shop will have many samples and slabs. You’ll see all the varied colors and grain patterns up close. You’ll also see the various edging patterns to choose from: square, bevel, bull-nose, miter, ogee and many more. You may want to have the fabricator visit your kitchen to check if anything there may affect how the countertops are made, such as wall bump-outs or exposed pipes. In addition to the main countertop surface, you’ll need to decide on the length of the countertop overhang, as well as the type and size of backsplash.

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