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40 Granite Countertops Ideas With Pros And Cons
Granite countertops first showed up like 100 years ago and at that time they were considered countertops for wealthy people. Now they are still considered a high-end product but they are much more affordable, and if you are considering having them, you shoulder think of their advantages and disadvantages before installation. Let’s discuss both but first…
What Are Granite Countertops?
Granite countertops are exactly what their name implies. They’re 100% natural rock with nothing added. Removed from quarries around the world as large blocks, they’re then sliced into sheets and custom cut to fit your specific kitchen.
a beautiful kitchen with creamy shaker cabinets, a rich-stained kitchen cabinet and stools, a creamy tile backsplash and grey granite countertops
a beautiful kitchen with white and stained cabinets, a muted color tile backsplash and a white and gold granite countertops that bring interest
a bold kitchen with white cabinets, a navy kitchen island, a marble tile backsplash and granite countertops plus plaid stools
a chic modern white kitchen with shaker cabinets, a beige tile backsplash, black, white and gold granite countertops
a chic white kitchen with a tan stone tile backsplash and black granite countertops plus black handles is a stylish space
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinetry, a taupe tile backsplash and beige granite countertops, vintage chandeliers and stained stools
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets and grey granite countertops plus built-in appliances and stainless steel fixtures
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a cooker with a built-in hood, a stained kitchen island and neutral granite countertops
a creamy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a white tile and faux stone backsplash, built-in lights and a gold granite countertop that makes a statement
Granite countertops don’t lose in value, this a timeless decor idea for your home that will be always appreciated. Granite is a one-of-a-kind, natural surface that has an almost luminous look, it comes in a variety of shades and with various veining, it can easily make a statement in your kitchen. Granite will easily match any kitchen stye, from farmhouse to contemporary thanks to its unique looks and colors. It’s sanitary – bacterial contamination is not a problem with granite, it’s non-porous. Formed by heat and pressure, it can take the heat of a pan, which is perfect for kitchens where you cook a lot. It’s easy to clean with warm water and a mild detergent.
a creamy vintage kitchen with granite countertops, metal pendant lamps and metal stools looks cozy and stylish
a dark-stained kitchen with shaker cabinets, a grey tile backsplash and black and gold granite countertops
a delightful navy kitchen with a granite backsplash and countertops plus modern stainless steel appliances is amazing
a farmhouse kitchen with vintage flare, with grey shaker style cabinets, grey and white countertops, pendant lamps and creamy chairs
a modern white kitchen with shaker cabinets, greige granite countertops that raise to the walls as a backsplash
a navy kitchen with shaker cabinets, a neutral marble tile chevron backsplash, neutral granite countertops and tall stools
a navy kitchen with shaker cabinets, open shelving, a hood clad with wooden slats, white granite countertops and stained beams
Granite countertops last forever. If you get tired of the color, you’ll either need to learn to live with it or rip out the entire counter, because you can’t change the color. Each slab of granite is different, so it may not be a good choice if you prefer a completely uniform look. Granite itself is expensive, and the labor-intensive installation can run three times more than the cost of the material. Granite can be permanently stained if you seal it with a preexisting stain. It can crack when hit by a hard, sharp object like a meat cleaver. Because it’s so heavy, granite often requires additional structural support, especially in spans and cantilevers. Once glued onto the cabinets, granite is quite difficult to remove, and may result in damage to the cabinets.
a neutral farmhouse kitchen with a neutral subway tile backsplash, tan granite countertops and pendant lamps
a neutral farmhouse kitchen with shaker cabinets, a vintage whitewashed kitchen island, white granite countertops and a backsplash
a neutral kitchen with light green cabinets with shaker cabinets, a white slat kitchen island, grey granite countertops and cool pendant lamps