What are granite countertops levels?
One of the questions frequently asked by our Charlotte NC customers is what do granite countertop levels mean. A common misconception about granite countertop levels is that they designate levels of quality. That’s not the case. All natural granite slabs, no matter what level they are, have the same inherent quality. What granite countertop levels do indicate is how readily available and abundant a type of granite is.
PRO-TOPS classifies its natural granite stones in three levels: Level I granite includes the most common colors. Level III granite includes stones colors that are rare and exotic. Lower levels of stone are often uniform and consistent, while higher levels have more irregular patterns, also called “movement”. Even though granite slabs may be classified as the same color, there might be a variance in tint, and certain colors are more prevalent in one slab over the other, even though, technically, they are of the same color. Granite countertop levels I and II are more affordable. Level III granite countertops are more expensive because they are more rare.
Some fabricators classify granite colors under particular different granite countertops levels, depending on where they purchase their slabs. Not all colors are available in all parts of the world, and what is easily accessible for one fabricator may be the opposite for another. Below, you will be able to browse through the different granite countertop levels and colors PRO-TOPS offers to its Charlotte area customers. Please refer to our granite quarries world map to see the origin of each type of granite.
In selecting a type of granite, keep in mind that these are illustration pictures and do not exactly convey the true colors and all the options that we offer. We highly recommend for you to make an appointment to see the granite slabs in person. To view the name of the granite you selected, simply click on its image.