5 disadvantages of Granite Countertops
Here we will list the 5 main disadvantages of Granite Countertops over Quartz Countertops. This information is based on our study of the custom countertop market since 2009. We have been marketing for custom Stone fabricators all over the United states and based on our study of who and where people buy what materials for countertops. We find that Granite is the prefered material in much of the country.
- Because this is a natural stone its probable that the surface may have small imprefections that could collect bacteria.
- This is why the stone is sealed typically from the factory adn then sealed again at install.
- This sealer application fills those imprefections with a material that is designed to last 1-5 years or more in some cases.
- It is recommended to re seal your countertops each year. Avoid harsh abrasives that could remove the sealer.
- Granite being a natural stone does not come with a warranty typically.
- Sharp edges may chip and can be repired with epoxy
- May scratch with repeated actions. Recommend a cutting broad.
- Surface may etch with extended exposure to harsh chemicals.
Here is a chart showing areas of the country that search more for quartz countertops (Red) over granite countertops(blue).
While quartz is gaining in popularity when it comes to actually installing material in the home granite is more commonly purchased. Quartz due to its more uniform appearence tends to be better suited for commercial applications. These commercial applications are more commonly designed and redesigned and we beleive that slants the results giving quartz a bit of an inflated % of the market.
Granite Countertop Colors
Granite countertop slabs come in many different colors, sizes and textures. Granite is a natural stone formation and is mined from the ground.
How to choose granite colors
Cabinet color and design, Wall color, your homes style (modern, contemporary, etc.), Personal preference, and reason for purchase(resale, or upgrading).
Virginia Granite Countertops Price
Granite Countertops Cost has come down alot, but this is due to a couple factors one of which is an influx of service providers that provide less quality service.
What are the other fees?
Additional fees may result from the installation and fabrication process depending on your unique situation.