I think everyone is all about granite countertops, but I don't understand why. My kitchen remodel Illinois contractor helped me choose a countertop made from quartz- and I love my countertops! Granite is not as easy to maintain as people claim. Try getting anything acidic on it...that will really mess up your granite countertops! That means you can't even use certain household cleaners because a lot contain acidic chemicals. They also are suppose to hold bacteria! If you ask me, granite is not the better choice!