Knowing the Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops

Converting raw granite into countertops will need special tools. We have the option to have granite custom-made and installed by a professional. Also, we can get it in edged and precut countertops. The design of our kitchen, the sizes and shapes of the precut material as well as the seams’ location will be help in identifying if we can utilize precut and edged granite or we need to have custom-installed and have kitchen granite stone slabs.

As with other things in our home, granite countertops come with both benefits and downsides. Below are some of the pros and cons of granite countertops

Pros

  • The value of granite countertops do not depreciate.
  • It is a unique and natural surface which has nearly luminous appearance.
  • It gives value to our home.
  • It does not have a problem with bacterial contamination making it a sanitary countertop option.
  • Formed through pressure and heat making it able to take a pan’s heat.
  • Cleaning it is easy with a mild detergent and water.

Cons

  • Granite countertops are lasting. The problem comes if we are tired of the color and we want a new alternative. We then have to rip out the whole counter or just live with it as the color is not changeable.
  • Every granite slab is different, thus, this may not be your best option if you want a counter with a uniform look.
  • Granite is not cheap and the installation can cost you three times more than the material’s cost.
  • It is possible for granite to have permanent stain if we seal it with a stain that is already there.
  • There is a chance it will crack when hit by a sharp and hard object such as a meat cleaver.
  • When we glue it to our cabinets, it will not be easy to remove granite and this can lead to damages to our cabinets.
  • Due to the heaviness of granite, it usually requires extra structural support particularly in cantilevers and spans.

Granite is actually an ideal option for both kitchen and bath. You can also check out New Jersey bathroom slabs to find excellent options available.

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