The Truth About Granite, Marble and Soapstone Countertops

Every child knows of the game true or false, it is a simple game wherein you have to delineate the difference between a fact and something that might be a fact but is not. As you grow older there are different versions of the game where the goal is to identify and differentiate a rumor from a reality.

Let’s play a simple game of true or false in regards to what many people have heard about granite, marble and soapstone countertops.

  • Granite, marble and soapstone countertops are really expensive! FALSE. No countertop project is extremely cheap. In comparison to most countertop replacements, granite, marble and soapstone countertops are usually only a few thousand dollars more in cost, depending on countertop square footage. Overall though they increase the value and equity in your home, so as far as value goes, they are less expensive than any other type of countertop.


  • Granite, marble and soapstone countertops are brittle and damage easily! FALSE. It is a common misnomer that granite, marble and soapstone tops damage easily. If you treat them with normal care and maintenance, they will last forever. Any countertop material will damage if it is mishandled or abused. There’s a reason that the Lincoln and Washington Monuments are built of granite. They were built to look great and to last an eternity.


  • Granite, marble and soapstone countertops are timeless! TRUE. Granite, marble and soapstone have been used as architectural materials for thousands of years, and much of this architecture, like Greek and Roman artwork, still exist today. No material is more classical or timeless. There’s a reason, after all of these thousands of years, that high end designers and architects still use granite, marble and soapstone for countertops in the most fantastic of homes.


  • Granite, marble and soapstone countertops go great with almost any style or décor! TRUE! Even the most modern of homes are enhanced by granite, marble and soapstone countertops throughout. They simply offer a touch of elegance and class that no other countertop material can offer.


There you have it. It’s as simple as a child’s game. Granite, marble and soapstone countertops are perfect for any home!

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Why Granite and Marble Countertops are Really the Cheapest Alternative!


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