Concrete Vs. Granite Countertops

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It is not uncommon to be thoroughly overwhelmed and confused by the amount of options you have when looking to install countertops in your Middle Tennessee home. The top two choices of countertops are granite and concrete countertops. With the choice between these two options, homeowners typically become confused about which option will be best for their home. 

To Customize or Not to Customize

One of the main benefits of using concrete countertops in your home is the ability to truly customize the look and other aesthetics of your countertops. With concrete, the possibilities for the shape, size and appearance is endless. Instead of searching far and wide for the perfect countertop appearance, you can simply create it with concrete. You can add materials such as glass, pigments, stones and other options to your concrete to create a truly one-of-a-kind look.

When you choose to use granite, you are a bit stuck with whatever natural stone look is available. Although granite does have a wide variety of natural stone appearances, it can be a bit difficult to find the exact look you have been searching for. From Italy to Brazil to other parts of the world, granite appearances will vary. You may have to search far and wide to find the natural stone variation you are looking for. 

Durability

In terms of durability, both surfaces are able to withstand heavy use. If durability is your top criteria, both types of countertop surfaces will suit your lifestyle just fine.

In addition, the weight of each surface type is almost equal. If you know that your cabinets can support the weight of granite, they can support concrete perfectly as well.

Price

There is a common misconception that the prices of granite and concrete vary greatly. In fact, they are nearly equal depending on the market that you are in. 

Typically, Middle Tennessee homeowners are looking for a countertop option where they can receive a great price, durability and full customization. Granite and concrete countertops are nearly the same, until you have to decide on the appearance. For homeowners looking to add a personal and visually appealing touch to their kitchen, bathroom or other area of the home, concrete countertops are the best choice for you.

When you are ready to install your concrete countertops, call the team of professional contractors at Creative Concrete Solutions today at 615-289-8823.