Blog Posts from Northstar Granite Tops

Let Me Count the Ways II: Why We Love Granite

| | Granite Countertops, Kitchen Countertops

We’ve been giving quartz a lot of attention lately. So we thought we would take some time to talk about granite, our namesake, and the many reasons this natural stone makes such a great choice for kitchen countertops. Granite has a wonderful history and is one of the most popular kitchen countertop materials on the market. At Northstar Granite Tops, we specialize in granite kitchen countertops for Plymouth and the surrounding areas and have given much thought to this wonderful material. Some may even say we are the local granite experts! So, here are a few things to consider the next time you are selecting a stone for your new kitchen countertops:

granite kitchen countertops

Unique style. More people are catching on to how effortlessly granite kitchen countertops enhance a kitchen’s style and ambiance. And, no two slabs of granite are exactly alike, meaning every granite counter will look unique and unlike any other. Your granite kitchen countertops will always be unique to you and you’ll never have to worry about walking into your neighbor’s house and seeing your exact granite kitchen countertops.

Durability. With granite, you get a bold, beautiful look that is also incredibly durable and long-lasting.
As a matter of fact, with basic care and cleaning, your granite kitchen countertops could last you several decades. This makes them an excellent investment. And because of their timeless beauty, they will continue to look great for years to come.

Versatility. Thanks to its uniqueness and durability, granite is a great choice for homes and families of all sizes. It adds luxury and elegance to any kitchen and comes in a variety of colors and patterns meaning you are sure to find granite kitchen countertops to match your home’s unique décor.

Bacteria resistance. Granite’s natural resistance to bacteria makes it ideal for rooms like kitchens. You don’t have to worry about buying harsh chemicals to keep your granite kitchen countertops disinfected. This makes cleaning them and keeping them clean quite easy and your cooking area free of chemicals. Just wipe them down on a regular basis and clean up spills as soon as possible after they happen.

Easy maintenance. Keeping your granite kitchen countertops clean is easy! Wipe them down with a mild soap and soft cloth, rinse and dry them. That’s all! And depending on the type of granite you end up choosing, you may not have to reseal them either. We seal them once before we install them and that is probably all they will need for their entire life time.

Are you interested in learning more about granite kitchen countertops for your remodeling project? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677, or you can contact us and Request a Free Quote.

Let Me Count the Ways: Why We Love Quartz

| | Quartz Countertops

We here at Northstar Granite Tops love quartz as a countertop material for many reasons. From its durability to its timeless elegance and everything in between, we are always happy to install quartz in any Wayzata home. Here are a few of the reasons we think quartz makes a great addition to any room in the home.

Cost. For some, home renovations can prove costly. That’s why you want to ensure the best value for your money. Quartz is a less expensive choice in countertop material that can cut down on cost without sacrificing style. If your kitchen has a lot of counter space, quartz may just be the material for you.


Style and appearance. Quartz comes in many colors, and because of the way it’s manufactured, has a uniform look you’ll love. The biggest reason for the recent surge in quartz’s popularity can likely be traced to advances in the man-made stone’s aesthetic. With so many new, great styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the color, texture and pattern you want for your home.

Strength. Quartz countertops will last you for a long while. It is an extremely hard stone that’s durable and scratch resistant.
The trends! Quartz is so popular right now for not only its durability but its style and variety. Some may even say it’s the hottest trend in kitchen countertops right now. And, whatever your kitchen style — contemporary, modern, traditional or other — there’s a quartz countertop for you.

It’s family-friendly. Quartz countertops in your kitchen or bathroom are great for a family of any size. This non-porous material is bacteria-resistant and, as we mentioned, is incredibly durable too. Quartz is even stain-resistant! Quartz has no channels and it never requires sealing, making it much easier to use and maintain. That means you don’t have to worry about kids (or adults) spilling their drinks and ruining your countertops.

There are so many great reasons to choose quartz for your next home remodeling project. And, the experts at Northstar Granite can tell you all about them! Call today for more information about quartz and why it should be your top choice! Also, a free estimate will be provided for your quartz countertops so you will know exactly how much you will spend to have them installed.

Ready to learn more about quartz for your Wayzata home? Call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677 or you can contact us to Request a Free Quote.