All Press Releases for March 13, 2012

Craftmark Countertops Points Out that Granite is Still a Bargain

The options for countertops in Atlanta keep piling up, but you still can't beat the beauty and value of granite countertops.

    ATLANTA, GA, March 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Granite countertops in Atlanta have a lot of competition these days with the popularity of concrete, recycled glass, soapstone, quartz, and a host of other surfaces gaining ground in the Atlanta countertops market. However, Craftmark Countertops in Atlanta points out that the look and longevity of Atlanta granite countertops is comparable to the other surfaces and often a fraction of the cost.

With its rise in popularity over the last decade, granite is no longer a surface of exclusivity, and so some higher end homes are being built with other more expensive surfaces. These other beautiful, trendy surfaces often cost as much as double or more than granite countertops in Atlanta. For example, most concrete countertops in Atlanta start at around $100 per square foot compared to just $40 for some color selections of Atlanta granite countertops.

Lesser known countertops in Atlanta that are gaining popularity include Paperstone, an engineered surface made from recycled paper, and engineered quartz, which is often seen under the names Caesarstone and Silestone. The fabrication required for quartz drives up the price, but it is a well tested option. Nonetheless, granite countertops in Atlanta are still very popular.

Melinda Pulliam, Director of Marketing for Craftmark Countertops in Atlanta, says that "many homeowners are surprised to find that granite countertops are well within their budget. I think that it was associated with only high end homes for so long that not everyone realizes how affordable it really is."

Granite surfaces do require sealing, as it is a porous material. This process is as simple as wiping the countertops and is required only every six months. The variations in the stone also allow for each kitchen or bathroom to have a truly unique look that will not be found in the neighbor's home. For more information on granite countertops in Atlanta, visit

About Craftmark Solid Surfaces

Craftmark Solid Surfaces is Atlanta's granite countertop supplier. They have provided Atlanta with natural stone granite countertops of the utmost quality and value for over 10 years and have been in the Atlanta countertop business since 1979. Our granite countertops come from the very best quarries and feature the most beautiful colors and grains. Craftmark Solid Surfaces' Atlanta granite countertops showroom selection consists of over 19 granite colors and many granite edge profiles for people to choose from. Having such a wide variety of granite countertop combinations ensures that clients get the perfect granite countertop for their kitchen or bathroom.

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