Take It for Granite: Why Interior Designers Are Coming Back to Granite Countertops

May 22, 2018

Granite has been a top countertop choice for a very long time — so long, in fact, that there have been rumors that it’s gone out of fashion. But nothing could be further from the truth! After all, quality never goes out of style. Neither does strength or beauty. 

Sure, there’s quartz, an up-and-coming favorite that’s been gaining in popularity. However, recent work by top interior designers proves that granite countertops are still a star, and are here to stay. Consider these gorgeous room scenes, and find out more about why granite counters are still on top.

Jasmine White Granite

Featured: Jasmine White Granite

Natural stone countertops have a reputation for being demanding when it comes to care and maintenance. Granite, however, is remarkably easy-care by comparison to other stone choices. For one thing, it’s one of the hardest materials found in nature, which means it’s super-resistant to scratches and chips. It’s also heat-resistant.

When properly sealed, it’s water- and stain-resistant too — and be assured, even with light colors like Jasmine White Granite, sealing is not a difficult or time-consuming process.

Santa Cecelia Granite

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Granite may not be the least-expensive countertop option, but the return on investment for a granite installation is phenomenal. Why bother with a countertop that’s only going to last five to 10 years?

Properly cared for, granite countertops can last decades — and be just as beautiful as they were on the day you installed them. What a great reason to make Santa Cecelia Granite the room’s focus on your kitchen’s center island.

Caledonia Granite

Get a similar look with MSI's Caledonia Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz)

Granite countertops, like these gorgeous Caledonia Granite, have a reputation for strength and beauty. Granite is a hard-working surface that stands up to heavy use by families who love to cook and center their lives around the kitchen. But it’s not just a workhorse, it’s luxurious too. Yes, you can have it both ways.

River White Granite

Recreate a similar look with MSI's River White Granite (Photo Credit: Houzz)

Although glossy, polished granite countertops are still the most popular option, granite is also available in a variety of finishes including polished, honed, flamed, and leathered. River White Granite, with a matte, honed finish, adds charm to this peaceful, airy kitchen scene.

Black Galaxy Granite

Featured: Black Galaxy Granite

When many people think of granite colors, they picture beige, gray, brown swirling, and often veined slabs, and that’s certainly an option. However, granite countertops are also available in an incredible array of color choices, including bright blue, red, and golden. Along with these out of the ordinary granite colors is the dramatic Black Galaxy Granite.

There are more choices than ever for your new kitchen or bathroom countertops. There’s a reason that granite slabs have been popular for generations — several reasons, in fact, as we’ve shown here! That’s why many realtors believe it adds resale value to the home, making it a great investment.

We encourage you to check out all of your countertop options on MSI’s website. Browse the blog, click through the web galleries, and enjoy the process of designing your new kitchen or bath.