The Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops

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Keith Flenniken advises that you weigh the pros and cons of granite prior to making your purchase.

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When remodeling a kitchen, potential home-buyers have a tendency to look for a renovated, modern kitchen. Granite countertops are an ideal option for an instant, luxurious feel, but according to an article on, there are many pros and cons that should be considered first.


  • Aesthetically pleasing- Granite countertops are beautiful and come in a variety of colors to match any decor. In addition, since granite is natural, no two pieces are alike, ensuring your product is unique.

  • Durable- Unlike other countertops, granite is scratch resistant and will not chip easily. Furthermore, it is heat resistant so hot pans can be placed directly on the countertops without damaging the surface.

  • Adds Value- As granite countertops are ranked favorably among potential home buyers, they are a huge selling point and will add more value to your home.


  • Expensive- Granite is an expensive material and often, must be custom made to fit your pre-existing counter tops.

  • Difficult to Repair- Although it is very resistant to chips, if the granite does chip, repairs will not be easy.

  • Reseal Regularly- Granite countertops are prone to staining, but with proper upkeep, can be avoided. Resealing the countertops at least once a year can prevent the granite from absorbing stains.

  • Difficult Installation- Granite is a very heavy product and therefore is difficult to install on your own. Hiring someone to install the countertops results in an additional expense.

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