veve253
November 6, 2011 in Design Dilemma
What are the pros and cons of blue pearl granite countertops?
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vermeer_day
Blue Perl is a Blue Granite form Norway. :) Besides that...

Pros
Granite countertops don't depreciate in value.
It's a one-of-a-kind, natural surface that has an almost luminous look.
Granite adds value to your home.
It's sanitary -- bacterial contamination is not a problem with granite.
Formed by heat and pressure, it can take the heat of a pan.
It's easy to clean with warm water and a mild detergent.

Cons
Granite countertops last forever. If you get tired of the color, you'll either need to learn to live with it or rip out the entire counter, because you can't change the color.
Each slab of granite is different, so it may not be a good choice if you prefer a completely uniform look.
Granite itself is expensive, and the labor-intensive installation can run three times more than the cost of the material.
Granite can be permanently stained if you seal it with a preexisting stain.
It can crack when hit by a hard, sharp object like a meat cleaver.
Because it's so heavy, granite often requires additional structural support, especially in spans and cantilevers.
Once glued onto the cabinets, granite is quite difficult to remove, and may result in damage to the cabinets.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/granite-countertops4.htm
November 6, 2011 at 6:19pm   
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