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The Holidays and Granite Countertops


The holiday season is a popular time for remodeling, and one of the most popular projects is installing new countertops. If you’re looking for something durable and attractive, granite is an excellent choice. It adds an elegant touch to any kitchen or bathroom and provides an exceptional level of resistance to scratches and heat compared to materials like laminate or tile. Granite also comes in a wide range of colors and patterns, meaning you can find the perfect piece for your remodel without breaking the bank.

What makes a great countertop during the holidays?

A great countertop can be the difference between an okay party and a truly memorable one. Not only should it have plenty of space to display festive hors-d’oeuvres, but also be strong enough to withstand spilling drinks or baking heat. An ideal countertop should be made of a material that is easy to clean, such as granite. Color is also key – look for a hue that compliments your home’s décor and overall kitchen aesthetic. Finally, don’t forget about style – consider edges or finishes that bring visual interest and details worthy of celebration.

Baking and Cooking

Having the right kitchen countertop is important for preparing meals. When rolling out dough, not only do you need a flat surface that provides ample room, it must also be hygienic and resistant to scratches. Not only is a countertop ideal for baking but it’s also great for placing hot pots and pans upon as they come off of the stove.

Staging and Serving

Planning a holiday party is never complete without proper staging of the food. To pull it off flawlessly, you will need ample room to spread out your creations. You also need a clean surface that can take any potential spills or splashes without staining, a countertop that can withstand the heat of hot baking dishes, and a beautiful color that highlights your food.

Holiday Crafting

Crafting during the holiday season and that means you’ll need a countertop that can take on any craft project. Durability is key; you need something that won’t scratch or be easily damaged if kids are involved. Additionally, when it comes to crafting projects, general messes can happen quickly, so look for materials that are easy to clean.

Why Granite

Granite countertops add a touch of sophistication and luxury to any kitchen. Not only are they stunningly beautiful, but granite is also highly durable and heat resistant, so your countertops will last for years. Granite is easy to clean and maintain as well, making it the perfect choice for busy families who don’t have time to worry about wear and tear. With a wide array of colors and design options available, granite countertops can meet the needs of any homeowner and help make a lasting impression.


Granite is one of the most durable natural products that can be used in a kitchen. It ranks at a 7 on Mohs scale of hardness meaning that it is very difficult to scratch and more durable than steel. This hardness also helps the countertop clean up easily as dried-on food can be easily softened with water or scrubbed really hard without fear of damaging the granite.

Heat Resistant

While it is not advised to set anything hot directly on any countertop, granite, due to its natural properties, can withstand the errant hot pot or pan that may be set on it. This is definitely not the case for other countertops such as quartz which can experience discoloration, burn marks, and surface texture distortion.

Trend Resistant – Natural Material

Trends within the kitchen world are constantly changing and with the cost and work it takes to install countertops it is wise to choose a countertop material that not only has a long durability lifespan but also a lasting design aesthetic. Natural materials will always weather trendiness better than man-made materials.

Plain or Exotic Looks

With so many sleek and sophisticated granite color options available, you can take advantage of granite countertops that express understated elegance or those that burst with exotic flair.

Why use Superior Stone & Cabinet

If you are looking to add granite countertops to your home or project, Superior Stone & Cabinet is a perfect place to start. We have many color options and finish styles at wholesale prices. With our 60,000 square foot facility located in Phoenix, you are sure to find a granite countertop that meets your needs. Stop by or contact us to schedule a free in-home estimate.