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The Differences Between
Dark & Light Granite

Stain-Resistance

Dark

Dark granite is often more dense, which makes it less susceptible to stains.

Light

While light granite is more likely to show discoloration, neither type of granite stains easily if it is properly sealed.

 

Sealing Requirements

Dark

Darker granite colors can be sealed less frequently: every three to five years. However, it depends on the particular stone or sealant.

Light

Depending on the stone and sealant, light-colored granites typically need to be re-sealed every one to three years.

 

The frequency of sealing depends on four variables: 1) the density of your stone, 2) the quality of the sealer used, 3) how well the initial sealer was applied, and 4) the products used for cleaning.

 

Style Preference

Dark

Darker granite counters with light-colored cabinets is a classic, timeless look. Dark colors also look stunning in natural light.

Light

Light countertops with light floors can give your kitchen a beachy feel, and light granite with dark cabinets is increasing in popularity.

 

Your choice of granite color is entirely up to you! Showroom experts can give direction and advice, but there is no wrong answer for your home.