For many years, a granite kitchen worktop is the dream workspace for the new kitchen. Without a doubt, granite countertops are one of the most popular worktops in the kitchen – at least if you want to invest some money in a solid worktop. However, before investing in a granite countertop you should fine-tune your cooking habits with the benefits and disadvantages of a granite kitchen worktop.
In the following we have summarized the advantages and disadvantages of a granite countertop in the kitchen for you:
Benefits of a granite kitchen worktop
- Cut and scratch resistant
- Very durable
- Insensitive to moisture
- Very hygienic material (therefore also suitable for gastro-kitchens)
- Easy-care surface
- Large color spectrum available
- Works noble
But a granite kitchen countertop not only benefits. The rock in the kitchen also brings a few disadvantages.
Disadvantages of a granite kitchen worktop
- high Preisig
- If the pattern is too wild, the countertop may seem restless
- rather sensitive to oil and acids (eg prolonged contact with sliced lemon)
- Bright colors can absorb water
- Very hard surface, so careful handling of plates and glasses is a must.