Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops


Granite countertops are aesthetically pleasing in any home and are low-maintenance to boot.
But like most things, there are pros and cons of granite countertops too.

We list them all so you can decide for yourself whether you want them in your house or not.

Advantages

1. Granite is a natural surface so it’s unique and has a luminous look to it.

2. These countertops never go down in value. In fact, they add value to your home or office.

3. They come in a zillion hues and designs, plus no two granite slabs are the same, so rest assured that your’s will always be unique.

4. They are sanitary and cannot be contaminated by bacteria as unlike grout, bacteria cannot breed on granite.

5. Very low maintenance, granite countertops just need warm soapy water and a sponge for cleanup.

Disadvantages

1. It is beyond durable – lasting decades, making you bore of it and you have no alternative but to change the whole countertop.

2. Granite cracks easily if a heavy object falls on it.

3. These countertops are more expensive than other options in the market.

4. Once the sealant wears off and if the granite is not resealed, stains can set in and bacteria might grow in it.