Granite is better than laminate in almost every way. It holds up to heat, liquid, and heavy use much better than laminate. You cannot lay hot pans on laminate, liquid can deteriorate laminate’s construction and also stain it, and laminate will easily scratch, tear, or crack under heavy ongoing use. Laminate can be cheaper in some cases, but you get what you pay for…and over time, you’ll likely replace laminate countertops many times before you would ever think about replacing granite.
For this reason, granite from a long-term perspective is often a better investment and actually cheaper over the long-term. We strongly recommend getting a quote on granite before you install laminate countertops in your home. Quality granite will last a lifetime, stand up to constant use, and be the better investment for your home. Let’s be honest, granite is so much better looking than laminate too.