inexpensive countertops

Inexpensive Countertop Ideas

If you are looking for inexpensive countertop ideas, you may be surprised by what you find. Believe it or not granite has become one of the more affordable options for countertops, even comparable to laminate, Formica or Corian. Granite prices have dropped significantly in the past years, making stone countertops an affordable way not only to enhance the appearance, but increase the value of your home!


Granite is available in different levels ranging from 1-5+ typically. One is the lowest and five is the highest. The more rare, exotic or difficultly to mine the stone, the higher the level and cost. However, it is very easy to find level one or two granite that is both affordable and beautiful. There is not necessary a difference in quality of the stone depending on the level.

Want another of our inexpensive countertop ideas? Using a granite backsplash is also a good way to save money. Instead of using a full tile backsplash in a room, you can use a 4” piece of granite along the wall. Typically this will save you a few hundred dollars, versus having a tile professional install a backsplash.


Carolina Countertops does not believe in “add-ons” to increase the price or other gimmick advertising. What you see is what you get in your quote. We do not charge for additional items like some other companies do for edges, sink cut-outs, disposal of material etc. So, be careful if you are shopping and make sure you receive the final number!   Carolina Countertops offers a variety of standard edges. You will only pay extra if you select an ogee (which is a double edge cut). The only additional cost is plumber reconnect and we can handle this as well.


Carolina Countertops works with the largest granite wholesaler companies in the area.   Because of the volume of business we do with these companies, we receive some of the best prices available and can share our savings with you.   This, together with our quality of stones and great service, makes choosing Carolina Countertops the best affordable countertop idea.


Carolina Countertops takes pride in providing quality stone and service at affordable prices! Please contact us for your next project. You can call Carolina Countertops at 919-475-5966.

inexpensive countertop ideas







carolina countertops

Granite Countertops

Granite is an Extremely Durable Material For Countertops

Granite is a very hard indigenous rock composed mainly of quartz, mica and feldspar/minerals. It is 100% natural stone and not mixed with any type of resin or chemicals. Granite is still one of the most popular materials for countertops. People love the variety and natural beauty it provides. If you are considering granite for your countertops, but want to know more about it's colors and characteristics, call Carolina Countertops for free assistance at 919-475-5966.

graniteBecause granite is natural stone, not two slabs are identical, although usually granite is sold in “lots”, meaning they are cut out of the same area of rock, and are usually consistent. It is available in a variety of colors, patterns and textures. You can select from almost a solid color like steel grey, to very uniform granites such as a Santa Cecilia, which has a very consistent pattern throughout or to something with a great deal of veining and movement like . Typically granite has a smooth, polished top; however some materials are available in a leathered or honed finish, which has a natural unpolished surface.

Granite is an extremely durable material and is resistant to scratches, heat and stains. Although it is extremely strong, it is still porous and does require proper sealing and prevention from stains. Granite is composed of approximately 40-60% quartz along with other minerals which can make it more porous. Avoid acids such as vinegar, wine, chemicals, oils and clean with warm soapy water and always wipe up spills as soon as possible.