Granite has been pretty popular for the last several years, and it likely won't go out of style any time soon. Because granite is a popular material and stylish doesn't automatically make it the best choice for you.
Why buy granite countertops?
Unique: No two granite countertops are alike. This gives them personality that can't be duplicated by any other material, natural or manufactured.
Value: Beyond having a great look, granite is proven to increase your home's value.
Solid: Granite is the hardest natural stone in the world, second only to diamonds.
Clean: Easy, just use warm water with a drop or two of dish soap and a soft cloth.
Why are you looking at granite countertops in the first place?
When you are looking to remodel your kitchen or bathroom to increase your home's value, set aside at least 10% of your budget for extra costs, if not 20%. The cost of granite can escalate very, very quickly. Don't worry about that, granite countertops are worth it.