Pros: Visually appealing, adds value, durable, heat resistant.
Granite has many great features that make it a desirable option for countertops for today’s homeowners. They are very unique in appearance, movement, and character. They are low maintenance, and when sealed properly they are resistant to staining. Their durability makes these countertops a great option as most stone is heat-resistant, and you can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface without fear of damaging it. Cutting on the surface can, and will, most likely dull your knife blades. Cutting boards are suggested on the surface. Although natural stone is susceptible to chipping or cracking in high traffic areas (i.e. dishwasher, sink, or eating bar), natural stone is easily repaired in most situations. Overall, granite is very visually appealing to the eye and will add beauty and value to any home choosing to go with natural stone.
Cons: Porous, color options.
While granite’s positives far outweigh the negatives, there are some things to be aware of when choosing granite as your countertop surface. Granite can crack or chip if hit right. This can happen on corners, sink arch, and dishwasher. Granite can be porous and can stain or hold bacteria if the surface is not sealed properly.