How to Choose the Color, Finish and Edges for Granite Kitchen Carts
When you’re looking to add that extra something special to your
home’s décor and function, granite kitchen carts may be just the option you’re looking for. They have a
unique ability to bring added style and beauty, as well as utility to your kitchen. The trick is to find
the right color, finish, and edges to suit your taste and the styles already established in your kitchen. That
said, one of the best things about granite kitchen carts is that they allow you to bring these stone
countertops into your kitchen at a much more affordable price than having all of your counters replaced.
Use the following information to help you to make the right selections for strong, beautiful, and affordable
granite kitchen carts.
Color choices for granite kitchen carts
When you’ve decided to buy granite kitchen carts, then you have a large range of color
choices from which to make your selection, from grey granite, pepper granite, black, emerald green, deep sapphire
blue, and lighter shades such as lavenders or sea blues. This range gives granite kitchen carts a significant
amount of versatility, allowing it to suit just about every room, style, and theme. No matter how your
kitchen currently looks, there will be a shade or variation that will complement it. When making the color
choice for granite kitchen carts, bring a few stone samples home so that you can come up with a general shade that
will suit your countertops, cupboards, and flooring.
Finishes for granite kitchen carts
Once you know what color stone you’d like for your granite kitchen carts, there are a number of choices for the
finish and edge of the stone as the counter for the piece. Most commonly, the stone will have been honed (a low
gloss, satiny surface) or will have been polished until it has a very high gloss finish. A honed surface is
typically more expensive than the high gloss finish, so if you would like additional shine to your granite kitchen
carts, then you will likely see a better discount. That said, some other finishes include the following:
- Brushed finish – which uses a rotary (a kind of wire brush) on the surface of the granite kitchen carts to
achieve a coarser surface feel.
- Sandblasted finish – this has little to no gloss and has a texture that is like matte. This is a good
option for granite kitchen carts that will be used in the kitchen as well as outside, for example, to bring
food to a barbeque or to add a service or prep area to a patio party.
- Abrasive finish – like the sandblasted finish, these granite kitchen carts work well for indoor-outdoor use
and are non-reflective and flat.
Edges for granite kitchen carts
Once you know the color and the finish you prefer for your granite kitchen carts, you can select an edge for the
countertop from many different options. The more traditional edges are curved, but there are also bullnose
edges, straight edges for a more box-like appearance, round ogee (which creates an S-curve), beveled edges, and
waterfall edges. Each of these gives a different look to the overall counter on granite kitchen carts.
The décor of your existing countertops may help you to make this decision, and the size and overall styles you’d
like from your granite kitchen carts will also play an important role.
Once you have chosen all of these different elements for your granite kitchen carts, you can head out to see if
you can find one ready-made, or if you will need to find a company that will be able to create a custom-made piece
for your kitchen. Though these may not be as cheap as carts made from some other materials such as maple or
vinyl, it will be a beautiful and durable piece that will not only last for many years, but also has the
portability to come with you, even if you move, becoming an investment into every kitchen you ever own.
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