The Pros and Cons of Granite Countertops: What You Need to Know

Here at Bellezza, granite is one of our favorite stones. One of the major reasons why we love it is that it’s so durable, but that’s far from the only reason. We also love granite because of its striking beauty and versatility, and it’s safe to say that we’re far from alone in that.

There are plenty of advantages of granite countertops, and it’s important to get to know the nitty-gritty of a material before you purchase. After all, you’re probably pretty aware that a new countertop is a big investment. Because of that, we want to make sure you know about the pros and cons of granite countertops. Once you’ve got the full rundown of this stone, we hope you can make a better decision as to whether you want it in your home.

Keep reading to find out more about what’s great about granite and what could be a little better.

Advantages Of Granite Countertops

The Pros of Granite

Why use granite for kitchen countertops? Well, we’re happy to report that the pros far outweigh the cons. This is probably obvious—this countertop has been a mainstay in both residential and commercial spaces for decades now.

Here are some of the pros of granite:

It improves your home resale value.

  • Natural stone countertops are something that most buyers look for when they tour a home. If you’ve got granite installed in your kitchen or bathroom, your home will be at the forefront of a buyer’s mind, and they’re more likely to buy quickly and at a better price.

It’s environmentally friendly.

  • There are no harmful materials in granite countertops, and quarrying them isn’t bad for the earth. Another great thing is that these countertops last for generations, which ultimately creates less waste. When you do need to replace them, though, granite can be recycled.

It’s very durable.

  • Granite is one of the top choices for durability. It’s not only resistant to heat but scratches and stains as well. It’s so tough that it can even be installed outdoors!

It’s sophisticated.

  • This stone has been the centerpiece of people’s homes for so many years because it gives off a classy vibe that can’t be replicated. There are many colors and patterns available for granite, which means that there’s truly something for everyone—and every choice is luxurious and high class.

The Cons of Granite

While granite is amazing, it’s not perfect. Because we value honesty, we want to let you in on what’s not so great about granite. Here are the cons:

It can be pricey.

  • Granite is a high-quality natural stone, and that means it doesn’t always come cheap. We can help you find affordable options, but it’s important to factor in the cost of installation because granite, a very heavy stone, is never something you should install on your own.

It may crack.

  • It’s not likely that granite will crack, but there’s always the chance that it could happen. The risk is higher if you drop something heavy near the edge of the countertop or near the sink because those places are more prone to damage. Your countertop may also be more vulnerable if it hasn’t been installed correctly, which is another reason why we insist on professional installation.

You can’t choose the exact color.

  • Granite is a natural stone, and nothing about it is man-made. That means that each slab is cut from blocks of granite which vary in mineral composition created beneath the earth’s surface. You’ll often see earthy tones for granite slabs, but you can get them in green or blue. They are gorgeous but rare and very pricey! While there are plenty of patterns available, those patterns can’t be made to order.

Granite Countertops Pros and Cons

Here at Bellezza, we value quality products, and granite is one of our most sought-after stones. When you work with this high-quality countertop, know that you’re getting the best of the best and that your investment will last in your home for generations—and it will be loved by you and your family for just as long.

If you want to learn more about granite, or if you’re ready to start your journey with the stone, reach out to Bellezza Artisan Stone Surfaces today.


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