Granite countertops are a wonderful upgrade to give any kitchen a high-end, luxury look and feel. What people love about granite is the luster and beauty of a natural stone slab in the kitchen. They are easy to clean; resistant to damage from heat, chipping, and stains; and extremely durable. This explains, no doubt, their popularity among home-buyers today. Granite countertops have a few potential drawbacks for some potential buyers though.
They may not be deal breakers for everybody, but the cons of granite countertops are worth considering. Granite is a naturally porous stone, so it requires regular resealing every year to keep nasty things from growing in the stone. You will typically also have a few seams in your kitchen countertops if you go with granite also, each one approximately ⅛ inch thick. While a quality installer will help hide them with matching colored epoxy, they will still be present for the average build.
The last con concerns the available styles and looks of the stone. Because it is a mined, not manufactured, stone the options are limited to what’s actually in the ground. The stone will have some variation and movement or veins that are simply what you’re getting with the particular slab they use. So there is somewhat less control over the exact look of your countertops with granite.