While they are no doubt beautiful, it is no secret that granite countertops are fragile and easily chipped or cracked.

One homeowner who decided to go with the granite is now regretting that decision. After only one month the countertop was in need of repair after a bottle was accidentally dropped, taking a chunk out of the edge of the surface.

In the end the granite was repaired but this experience left the owner regretful for choosing granite and nervous about the prospect of future damage to the surface. Accidents are inevitable and so to avoid future damage, the granite countertops are utilized sparingly. Groceries are now placed on the butcher block island, since it can’t be chipped or cracked simply by dropping a can of soup or a bottle.

After talking to the homeowner recently we learned that if he could go back he would select laminate countertops since they are far more suited for everyday use in the real world where things fall and get dropped.

More than likely this is not the last time the granite countertops in this particular home will need repairs and this serves as a prime example of why granite may seem like the right material when looking at it in a showroom. However, once all the drawbacks of granite are considered, it leaves little doubt that laminate countertops are a much better choice for those who actually want to use and enjoy all of their kitchen countertops space.

Get in touch with Southward Contracting to learn more about granite countertops and if they are the right choice for you. We are happy to answer any questions you have regarding your new countertop project.

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