Are you considering a granite countertop for your Toronto kitchen but don’t know if it will fit your budget? You should know that there are many factors that determine how much it will cost. For instance, a standard granite kitchen countertop is 1 ½ inches thick, but the thicker the slab you have your eye on, the more it will cost. Additionally, a seamless slab will be more expensive than one made by joining multiple pieces together. There are different grades of natural stone available, based on their appearance, strength and durability.
It doesn’t need to be sealed regularly.
Granite is generally water-resistant and doesn’t require sealing. However, there are certain rare types of this natural stone that are porous and would be safer to seal. Ideally this should be done twice a year, but ask your granite countertop provider to suggest the best possible methods to maintain the worktop.