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Are granite countertops easy to clean?

Granite countertops are one of our most popular products because of their lasting durability and simple maintenance.  They are among the top choices for kitchen countertops as well as bathroom countertops.  While granite countertop prices can be a bit higher than other options such as concrete countertops, Quartz countertops and marble countertops, many satisfied customers can tell you that granite is well worth the price.  There are dozens of granite colors you can choose from, many of which you can view in the “Products” section of our website.  To learn more about our specific granite prices and kitchen countertop ideas you can contact The Countertop Factory at 919-510-9001 or visit one of our locations in Raleigh, North Carolina; Addison, Illinois; or Petersburg, Florida.

Granite counter tops, specifically granite kitchen countertops, are among the most popular fixtures for any well-organized, attractive home.  They are extremely easy to clean which is why they are so popular for the kitchen and bathroom, where messes often take place.  Granite tile countertops are very visually appealing, which will make more people want to hang out in your kitchen!  We also specialize in vanity countertops made of any material.  These are a great addition for any bathroom that needs a little added flair.

If you are interested in a different type of laminate countertop or tile countertop, we can help you out with that too.  Our customers trust us with the safe and accurate installation of solid surface countertops, including the very popular Corian countertopsRecycled glass countertops are also a very popular option for people looking to remodel their kitchen or bathroom to look more modern and be more environmentally-friendly.  We provide numerous “green” products in addition to recycled glass countertops, including Eco countertops and Icestone and Vetrazzo brands.  Look through all of our products and review your options before deciding if a granite countertop is truly the best option for you.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What are LEED certified green materials?

For those searching for a new look for their kitchen or bathroom, there are many countertop options that include some using green materials.  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a project of the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED has created a standard called the Green Building Rating System which supports successful “green” construction and operation, including for kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops.  The Countertop Factory offers materials certified as “green” by this standard.  LEED certification depends on sustainable development, which simply refers to the process of ensuring that a company’s interactions with the natural environment are done while keeping the environment as pristine and untouched as possible.  The certification process requires a third party to verify that a company uses designs and strategies aimed at environmental health.  This includes using methods that save water and energy.

The Countertop Factory is proud to offer LEED-certified green recycled countertop materials as a part of our exceptional service.  We use three different suppliers of green materials – Icestone, Eco and Vetrazzo.  Icestone offers recycled glass countertops and recycled cement countertops that are environmentally sustainable.  Vetrazzo provides surfaces made up of 100% recycled glass.  Eco by Consentino also offers a variety of recycled surfaces.  Using these materials will help sustain the environment for generations to come.

Of course, there are many other options for those not concerned with using green materials.  We specialize in granite countertops, quartz countertops, marble countertops, soap stone countertops, solid surface countertops and bamboo surface countertops.  Whichever type you are looking for, the best countertops come from The Countertop Factory.