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Granite Counters
Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops. The stone material is imported from different regions of the world in large slabs. Countertops are generally fabricated by a local business who specializes in granite and stone countertops. They will often perform the installation as well.

While granite counters have lost some of their luster and demand over the past few years but it still ranks very high in consumer surveys. Many different kinds of granite can be found in todays marketplace with a range of colour and patterns.

Durability
Granite is a stone product so it is a very durable material.

Price
Granite prices vary depending on quality and location. In competitive markets one can purchse granite countertops for as low as $30 per square foot installed. Higher end granite can cost as much as $300 per square foot.

Maintenance
Granite is a porous material so it does require annual sealing to ensure protection.

Green
Granite is not a green material as it is acquired through large mines around the world. Once removed from the earth it cannot be replaced so it has a very low renewable factor. Also because of granites hardness it requires considerable amounts of energy to cut and finish.

Manufacturers
There are no specific granite countertop brands in the marketplace. It is solid through local Kitchen & Bath dealers and designers. It can be readily found in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and in most cities across Canada.

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