Choosing the Right Granite Slab for Your Countertops

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Whether you’re choosing a new granite slab for your new home’s kitchen or bathroom or upgrading your existing countertops, color, veins, and patina are crucial. While some homeowners might settle for any slab, it’s a good idea to keep searching until you get the perfect slab for your home’s unique interior. At Northstar Granite Tops, we supply the very best in granite slabs for St Paul and the surrounding areas and have put together a checklist of important things to consider when choosing a slab.

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Matching your granite to the cabinet finish can be a difficult and delicate task. This is why many homeowners prefer buying the granite and modifying the cabinet doors and kitchen colors to match the granite. If you really want a specific color, take color samples of your cabinet finish, floors, and walls with you when hunting for your slab. A couple of pictures can also help you get the right granite color you’re looking for. 

Your granite slab doesn’t need to be the same exact color as your cabinet doors or kitchen floor. In fact, a little bit of contrast is a good thing. The idea is to match colors and create a dynamic kitchen. For example, light color cabinetry might look better with richer colored granite.


Don’t forget to consider the lighting in your kitchen or bathroom when choosing your granite slabs. Granite interacts with light to make a kitchen or bathroom glow. Get your lighting right before choosing your granite slab and remember the color of your granite can influence the brightness or coziness of a room.

Different Slabs

Like any other natural stone, granite is rarely consistent in color and design, and you must be sure you can accommodate any changes in color or patina across the slab. Before deciding on your granite slabs, look at a couple of similarly colored granite slabs to find the one that perfectly matches your ideal décor.

Once you’ve selected your slab, you will need a fabricator to convert it into your dream countertops. Here at Northstar Granite Tops we are the fabricators you can trust. When you’re ready to get started, contact our experts and we can help you every step of the way from granite slab selection to fabrication to installation.

Ready to start shopping granite slabs in the St Paul area?  Get in touch with Northstar Granite Tops today at (320) 963-8677 or Request a Free Granite Countertops Quote!