Choosing your new countertop can be a challenge – with so many options out there, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. However, granite is the most popular choice among homes and businesses nationwide – and with good reason. Let’s dive into the different types of countertop materials – and why we think granite countertops are the best.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are gorgeous, exotic, and each slab is unique. Not only do they have a one-of-a-kind beauty, but they can be polished in a variety of different ways. The different types of finish can completely change the look of the stone. Choose leathered or honed granite for more muted tones. For vibrant, rich colors polished granite may be best. Not only does granite add to the look of a room, but it is durable, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.

Marble Countertops

With a smooth, timeless look that is unique from installation to installation, marble is a tempting choice, but do the negatives outweigh the positives? Marble is more porous, which means that it can retain messy and dangerous fluids. It’s also softer, resulting in a higher risk of scratching or staining. With a higher price point and being much higher maintenance, marble ends up losing to granite on almost every point.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is lower maintenance than marble and can be found in a variety of uniform colors and patterns. If you like the random and unique look of granite and marble, quartz won’t be for you, and here’s another reason you might way to avoid it: lack of heat resistance! That’s right – quartz isn’t as heat tolerant as granite while also being more expensive, meaning that every time you cook, you could be putting your expensive counter top at risk. It’s making sense why everyone chooses granite, right?

Wooden Countertops

Wood has a natural beauty that can be hard to rival, adding a simple elegance to counter tops. However, if improperly treated and cleaned, it can be a thriving bacterial playground, and is not nearly as resistant to heat and staining as granite. It also needs oiling consistently through the lifetime of your counter top, which is not an undertaking to take on lightly.

Tile Countertops

Tile, while having plenty of customization options, offers lots of headaches too. The grout captures food particles too easily and must be cleaned frequently, but if it’s cleaned too aggressively, you might hurt the finish. The grout also needs resealing annually, which can be an exhausting and time-consuming process.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel seems modern and sleek, but we have two words for you: Fingerprints forever!

As you can tell, while these other types of countertop materials offer their own unique benefits, granite is the only one that combines great appearance, high durability, low maintenance, and a reasonable price! Contact us today to get an estimate on your granite needs!

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Affordable Granite Concepts is a premier granite installation and fabrication company located in Altamonte Springs. We offer one of the biggest selections of granite, quartz, and natural stone to the Orlando area at our 12,000 square foot showroom. We prioritize satisfaction, quality, and timeliness. Our ultra-fast granite fabrication process for custom granite countertops takes only 3-business days. If you’re in Central Florida, you can count on us to make your vision come to life at the best price!

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Customer testimonials

Gregory DavidGregory David
23:01 12 Aug 22
Went way over and above to take great care of us with our new granite kitchen tops! Andriza worked wonderfully with us! Her installers were great and even installed my under mount sink I bought! Highly recommend this team for any granite or quartz countertops. I couldn't be more pleased with them.
Paul DouillettePaul Douillette
22:31 04 Aug 22
Recently I remodeled my entire kitchen 8/02/22. I used Affordable Concepts for all my Quartz. I must admit that at the beginning there was a communication problem that was resolved. With the help of Walter and my account executive Sylvio all problems were resolved to my satisfaction. The fabricators were all respectful, dedicated and hardworking and the results are beautiful. Thank you all.
Alex DiBartolomeoAlex DiBartolomeo
01:58 13 Apr 22
From start to finish Walter and his team were beyond helpful. Helping pick out the perfect granite to handling every aspect of the install. Installers were kind, courteous and unbelievably professional. This company understands what customer service is all about and how to go above and beyond for the customer. If you are looking to update or remodel, Affordable Granite is the best company to go with.
Chris KraemerChris Kraemer
22:11 18 Nov 21
They did a great job every step of the way! From estimating all the way through installation. Great company!
18:51 02 Oct 21
Amazing quality and customer service! Lisandra went above and beyond even for our smaller scale project! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be back for any future stone work we need! Thanks again!