Granite is the countertop of choice if there are no other mundane concerns, like a budget. It is true that granite continues to define elegance & prestige in a kitchen. Its beauty elevates even the most modest kitchen.
Advocates of granite will tell you that there's no replacement for the ethereal, 3D appearance of natural stone.
Like marble, it offers a cool polished surface that's great for rolling out pastry dough. While granite may need to be sealed on a yearly basis, there's minimal maintenance after that.
Be aware that because granite is 100% natural stone, there will be color variations as well as tiny pits and fissures in it. Also, granite will have visible seams. If a seamless & consistent surface appearance is important to you, granite may not be your best choice.
We recommend the MB Stone Care products for cleaning and sealing granite. We use MB Stone Care sealers to seal your stone before it even enters your home and their cleaning products are designed to perfectly complement the sealers. The products are made in the US and can be purchased at our showroom or from the MB Stone Care website.