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Granite Bathroom Countertops – Prefab or Granite

No, these are not promos for a lesser quality bathroom countertop look-alike, but some selling points for prefabricated granite! However, unlike in many scenarios where the qualifier “prefabricated” often indicates a lower grade or perhaps a man-made product, with prefabricated granite this is not the case. Rather, choosing prefabricated stone for your bathroom countertops is still a choice for real granite.

Prefabricated granite is the real deal. Prefab is but the term used to describe the slabs of precut and refinished stone slabs that are produced in a factory then shipped to dealers to be sold. Because of this process, prefab is a wonderful option for people who want all the benefits of granite bathroom or kitchen countertops but want to save a bit of money on their purchase.

So, why should one opt for prefab granite bathroom countertops? After all, if one is going for the Wow factor, wouldn’t one want the “original” bathroom countertops? Remember, prefab is real granite, but if you are still not certain if prefabricated is right for you, then consider these other benefits of opting for prefab.

Prefab granite bathroom countertops are easier to install. When ordering, one takes careful measurements of the cabinetry to be covered, draws out a basic sketch and then the granite countertop is cut to specs. This process saves the dealer time and money, which means you reap the reward by spending less.

Because your countertops have already been cut to size, the installation process is easier and quicker. In no time at all, you can enjoy your beautiful granite bathroom countertops!

Because prefab granite is the same material, it has all the benefits of granite. These perks include: it will last for many years when properly sealed; increases the value of your home; it is easy to keep clean; it is naturally heat and scratch resistant and it is nonporous, so staining and discoloration issues are virtually non-existent.

Prefab can be purchased in a wide range of colors, so you are sure to find something that will show off and enhance the look of your bathroom’s decor.

As mentioned, prefab countertops cost less, but not just because of the lower preparation and installation costs. When you choose to use prefab countertops, it is also less expensive due to the thickness of the slab. Traditional granite countertops are a bit thicker than prefab, so that adds to the cost. In addition, when you purchase regular granite countertops, you will have to purchase a backsplash separately. However, with the large majority of prefab countertops, the backsplash comes already attached.

Prefabricated bathroom countertops are a great way to get the look and feel of that spa bathroom without breaking the budget. If you have additional questions about prefab or traditional granite countertops, then be sure to contact Universal Stone in Minneapolis, MN.