What about the other countertop materials? They’re great when you have a limited budget, but the cost of granite countertops in St. Louis, MO and elsewhere is justified.
Granite countertops provide virtually no seams for food and fluids to seep through, given proper sealing. Before the countertop craze, stone countertops in general were the market underdogs; they were simply too expensive. Thanks to computer-assisted cutting, however, manufacturers managed to bring its price per square foot down to below $7.