People who love to cook, know there are many advantages to having granite counters installed in a kitchen. The surface is smooth and cool to the touch, which makes it ideal for use with pastry dishes. Chefs have known for decades, how easy it is to work with dough when the surface is made of granite. The Granite Countertops Alpharetta residents can have installed will be expensive when created as solid stone surfaces. People who want the benefits of the counter without paying the high price, can choose to have thin veneers of the stone placed over their existing counters to create the same type of surface.