Alternatives to Granite Countertops

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Considering upgrading your Countertops? The first thing most people think about is Granite. It certainly looks great, is very durable and will complement any kitchen. However, with its popularity many people are looking for a unique alternative.

Some examples to look into are Sodalite, Zinc, Limestone, Onyx, Wood and Glass. Most fabricators will work with all materials and in many cases they may be more cost effective then Granite.

There is not a perfect material when it comes to counter tops. Everything has its pros and cons. Do your research, learn about the strengths and weakness of various counter tops and select the option that fits your needs best.

Here are some examples:






Limestone is a unique natural material. It comes in a wide variety of finishes and colors. 





Wood countertops add warmth and sophistication. They are beautiful and safe around water.









Zinc gives a kitchen a clean and modern look. Zinc counter tops will last forever, however they require a lot of maintenance.







Glass is known for its eye-catching translucent beauty. Due to its high cost designers suggest using glass as an accent countertop.            



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Alisa McKeel Willson
Appraisal Pros in Texas - Huntsville, TX
Certified Res. Appraiser

Informative!  As an appraiser in Huntsville TX I see a lot of counter tops.  I'm seeing concrete here more and more...another alternative that looks good in certain types of homes. 

Aug 08, 2012 06:51 AM #1
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