Granite Countertops: The Pros and Cons

No matter what you’re doing with your new countertops, the most important decision centers around what materials you plan on using.

We find that our customers are often drawn toward granite. But still, even though they’re interested in the stone, they want to know more about it. If that sounds like you, keep reading. In this article, we’ll go over the pros and cons of granite countertops so you know what to expect if you plan on installing them.


The Pros of Granite

Granite is one of the most popular natural stones for a reason—there are many benefits that come with using it. These benefits include the following:

There are unique choices available.
No two granite slabs are identical, and there is a wide variety of colorations and patterns to choose from. It’s always possible to find a design that coincides with the style of your room.

It’s beautiful.
Granite is an upscale stone, and it adds a unique dose of natural beauty to any room.

It’s durable.
Granite is a very hard stone, which means it is unlikely to scratch—all that will scratch granite is another piece of granite or a diamond. It also has no problem with heat, so you can place hot pots and pans on its surface without worry.

It’s low maintenance.
Granite maintenance is straightforward; soap and water are all you need to clean it. As long as you keep up with the sealing routine, your slab will repel stains as well.

It’s highly coveted.
Since buyers are drawn to natural stone countertops, that means it’s possible to sell your home at a higher price if you have them installed.


The Cons of Granite

No countertop is perfect, and that includes granite. Before you make your final decision, make sure you know the cons of this stone. They include the following:

It can get expensive.
For some, granite slabs aren’t a realistic choice for their budget. While there is a wide variation in prices, granite also requires a professional installer, which is money added to the cost of your project.

It’s porous.
Granite is a naturally porous stone, which means that sealant is crucial. While it’s not a difficult or time-consuming process, it requires dedication to your countertop.

It’s heavy.
Because granite is so heavy, your cabinets beneath the counter may need some extra support in order to hold its weight.

There are seams.
Depending on the layout of your kitchen, you may find seams in your granite slab. While installers can reduce the appearance of seams, they cannot erase them entirely in a natural stone.


Is Granite for You?

After going over the pros and cons of granite, we hope you feel more comfortable with the stone and all of the information surrounding it. If you’re still curious and want to learn more about granite countertops’ pros and cons, get in touch with CCT Natural Stone Designs at (940) 999-0439.

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Our talented designers are able to interpret your project requirements precisely and then translate them into a practical and workable solution, using an endless selection of the highest quality natural stone available. Our expert fabricators are then able to accurately create your vision using their years of experience and today’s latest technology.

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