Last Updated on January 22, 2020

Some things in life are literally “set in stone.” They stand the test of time. Take granite, for example. It’s amazing to think how – thousands of years ago – the Egyptians used granite to build the pyramids. Then fast-forward to today, where parts of our kitchens and bathrooms are constructed from granite. With an abundance of other countertop materials trending today (including quartz, recycled glass, and concrete), granite still wins out as the best choice. Here are some of the top reasons why.

Gardena granite by Granite Transformations
Gardena granite by Granite Transformations. Gardena is featured in the kitchen above.


Granite stands alone as the hardest natural material, second only to diamonds. Harvested from deep within the earth, granite’s innate characteristics make it resistant to heat, scratching and chipping, which is why it is the ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

Unsurpassed beauty

As with fingerprints and snowflakes, no two slabs of granite in the world are alike. Minerals such as quartz, feldspar, mica, biotite and hornblende each contribute to the beauty of granite. These unique characteristics provide homeowners with a one-of-a-kind look that will last for years to come.

Endless design options

Because of its individuality, granite is available in an abundance of colors, the most common being gray, black and white. Some slabs are also available in blue, green and brown. The color combinations are virtually endless, giving homeowners a spectrum of design options that can add a lifetime of elegance to their homes.


Since granite is installed in its natural state, it must be sealed properly to resist bacteria and staining. Once it has been professionally sealed, granite is easy to maintain. A soft cloth, warm water and a mild detergent (or if preferred, a specially formulated cleaner) are all that is needed to clean a granite countertop. (Just be sure to clean up spills quickly and to avoid using bleach, acidic liquids or harsh cleaners.)


When properly installed, granite will most likely be the last countertop you will ever have. Unlike other countertop surfaces (such as laminate or butcher block that will need to be replaced several times over the years), granite will last a lifetime.

Return on investment

Aside from wanting to add beauty and elegance to where they live, homeowners choose the installation of granite countertops to increase the value of their homes. Granite can pay for itself with the return on investment being as high as 100 percent. This has become a deciding factor for homebuyers who are looking for high-end upgrades, as opposed to homes that have countertops made from other materials that don’t compare.

Granite Transformations makes engineered granite countertops that are even stronger than natural granite. Schedule your free in-home design consultation with Granite Transformations today and see how granite countertops can brighten and strengthen your next remodeling project.


Last Updated on January 21, 2020

Quartz is making a name for itself as one of the best countertop options for homes and businesses across the country. Hitting the mark on today’s “must-have” qualities, quartz is winning out against some of the more popular countertop choices on the market today, and we’ll tell you why.

The Facts About Quartz

quartz countertops from the Trascenda™ Collection by Granite Transformations
Statuario quartz countertops from the Trascenda™ Collection by Granite Transformations

Quartz is an engineered stone. It is created by combining approximately 95 percent ground natural quartz with five percent polymer resin. Granite Transformations offers a broad selection of beautiful quartz countertops that can add elegance and sophistication to your home. Read our blog article, “Fact or Fiction? Quartz Countertops” to test your knowledge and learn more about quartz. The cost of quartz can range anywhere from $50 to $100 per square foot (or more), depending on the quality and other inherent product benefits. Granite Transformations guarantees the quality of its quartz with a Lifetime Limited Warranty because it is created in its own manufacturing plant in Sebring Florida.

The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

Shopping for new countertops can be overwhelming, so knowing what you want is just as important as knowing what you don’t want. Here are some reasons why choosing quartz countertops may be the best option for you:


Quartz will give you the freedom to place a hot pot on the counter, taking the stress out of busy cooking nights.


Quartz is extremely strong, making it less prone to scratches and chips.

Nonporous and stain-resistant

Quartz countertops are nonporous, so they inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, and they resist stains.


An additional benefit of quartz countertops is that they require no polishing, sealing or reconditioning, which will save you money in the long run.

Environmentally green

Quartz countertops are safe and virtually free from radon gas emissions (a colorless, odorless gas which has been known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, according to the EPA).

Available in a variety of colors

Since quartz is man-made, it can be manufactured in a broad spectrum of colors. If you can dream it, it’s possible with quartz.

Read our blog, “The Benefits of Quartz Countertops: Secrets Revealed” to view some of our beautiful quartz countertop selections and to see how easy it is to have quartz installed in your home.

Learn more about the quartz countertops that Granite Transformations provides, including beautiful selections from the Trascenda™ Collection. Schedule your free in-home design consultation with Granite Transformations and see the endless design possibilities available with quartz countertops for your kitchen or bathroom.