GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

Granite countertops are a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. They are beautiful, durable, and easy to take care of. If you live in the Charlotte area, we’d like to invite you to visit our Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio where you can view granite countertops we showcase in our showroom. Our parent company PRO-TOPS has fabricated and installed granite countertops in the Charlotte area for over 20 years at the rate of over 100 countertops per week.

We offer and install Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Exotic granite slabs. Stocking large inventory of granite slabs and using state-of-the art fabrication equipment have allowed us to increase production efficiency and decrease the lead time needed to install countertops at our customers’ homes. We make it possible to have beautiful new granite countertops installed in your home in three weeks or less from the time we provide you with a quote. 

We import granite slabs from around the world. Since granite is a nature-made stone, we inspect each slab for defects to make sure our customers only get the best quality granite slab from which their kitchen countertop will be made.  Our granite slabs are polished only on one side and edges can be finished in one of several styles available. We also sell kitchen cabinets, sinks and faucets at our Complete Kitchen & Bath Design Studio. 

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GRANITE levels

Granite countertops are ranked by levels – Level 1 through Level 3 and exotic. Levels simply indicate how rare or readily available a particular color is. It does not indicate quality level. All granite slabs are of the same quality and durability. Level 1 granite includes the most common colors. Level III granite includes stones colors that are rare and exotic. Lower levels of stone are often uniform and consistent, while higher levels have more irregular patterns, also called “movement”. Even though granite slabs may be classified as the same color, there might be a variance in tint, and certain colors are more prevalent in one slab over the other, even though, technically, they are of the same color. Granite countertop levels I and II are more affordable. Level III granite countertops are more expensive because they are rarer.

Some fabricators classify granite colors under particular different granite countertops levels, depending on where they purchase their slabs. Not all colors are available in all parts of the world, and what is easily accessible for one fabricator may be the opposite for another. Below are samples of the different granite countertop levels and colors PRO-TOPS offers to the Charlotte market. Please refer to our granite quarries world map to see the origin of each type of granite.

GRANITE Countertops COLORS

How to care for Your granite countertops

Granite is one the hardest and toughest material used to make countertops. Aside from its inherent natural beauty, granite’s durability is what makes it a great choice for kitchen countertops. Even though granite countertops are heat and scorch resistant, it is recommended to use trivets for very hot pots to avoid issues related to high temperature differentials between hot pots and a cold granite surface.

Granite countertops have low porosity, but still need to be sealed yearly to prevent staining and etching. Spills should be wiped promptly, especially if they are oily or acidic. To clean your granite countertops, simply use a soft cloth, a PH balanced soap and water. Never use harsh chemicals to clean your granite countertops and do not use abrasive sponges. That’s it!

If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in getting new granite countertops, we’d love to hear from you! Wether it’s for your kitchen, baths or both, come visit us at the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio. We have granite countertops on display as well as samples of colors we carry and install. We offer Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and exotic granite. Our kitchen and bath showroom is a great place to get inspired and to speak with kitchen and bath professionals about your remodeling project.

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