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What are the Pros and Cons of Granite Kitchen Countertops?

Built-ins, Kitchens, Furniture

Granite kitchen countertops have many good qualities and are a popular choice for kitchen remodeling in NYC, but they do have their pros and cons. Here are some considerations to give your next kitchen remodeling project in NYC regarding custom-made granite kitchen countertops.

Pros of Granite Countertops of the Kitchen

The pros of granite kitchen countertops include:

  • A timeless look that never goes out of style
  • High-class “centerpiece” quality
  • Over 20 shades of granite kitchen countertops to choose from
  • Can match custom kitchen cabinets, flooring and wall coverings
  • Resistant to scratches
  • Resistant to heat
  • Resistant to stains
  • Resistant to liquids (when sealed by a professional kitchen remodeler)

Cons of Granite Countertops of Kitchens

The cons of granite kitchen countertops are few, but include:

  • Absorbing stains if improperly sealed
  • Some custom granite kitchen countertops can go up to a decade without needing to be resealed, but once a year is the average.
  • Heavy items can crack or chip the corner of a custom granite kitchen countertop.
  • Granite kitchen countertops tend to be more expensive than other options.