Question: I am planning to replace the countertops in my kitchen. What are the advantages and disadvantages of granite?
Answer: Granite is a very popular material being used for countertops right now. That is due to several of its great characteristics. First, granites are some of the hardest materials used for countertops making them resistant to scratches and abrasions. Second, they are resistant to most chemicals used in the home although some trace minerals may be vulnerable to some acids. Third, the polish and variation through the countertop add to its beauty and appeal. Finally, it offers the best return on investment for your kitchen remodel right now. The main disadvantage of granite is that some are susceptible to staining. However, there are sealants available that offer protection from stains. Your granite countertop dealer can help you with selecting the stone that would work best for you and your kitchen.