This is a premium building material, and granite countertops really take a kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary. They eliver gorgeous aesthetics in kitchens and bathrooms and have other good qualities. Granite countertop advantages include their beauty, durability when properly maintained and the fact that they are attractive to buyers, should you sell your home. Granite countertop disadvantages include the higher cost and their need to be resealed regularly in order to prevent stains. The good news is that the same products used by professionals are available for DIY cleaning, stain removal, polishing, sealing and chip repair. It is a natural product with a timeless aura and appeal. Granite countertops take a high-quality kitchen to the next level visually and often become the centerpiece of the room. Granite can be very resistant to stains and won’t absorb liquids when it is properly sealed. While not ideal to work on because it will dull knife blades, it will take normal wear and tear very well. Granite resists heat too, so its use near a range or cooktop is ideal.