And granite counters add value to the home. Just ask any Realtor, they will tell you: “Kitchens and Bathrooms sell houses.”
One other fact about granite – it does not contain calcite. This is the pesky mineral that reacts with acid and makes many natural stones problematic for counters.
The chemical reaction caused by acid and calcite eats the shine off polished surfaces, which is called etching. Not so with granite, which is impervious to the acid contained in tomatoes, lemons, vinegar and other foods.
All the above reasons make granite a popular and wise choice for any counter.