To answer this question well, we must look at how granite got into style in the first place. Originally, granite was a luxury countertop only found in the most expensive homes. Yet, in the last ten years, it became more common to see it in many more middle-class homes. This is due in no small part to a number of factors like advancements in shipping (making it cheaper to import) or machining (making it cheaper and easier to cut).
It also grew because more countries (like Brazil) began mining and exporting it to keep up with the demand and suburban tract homes’ use of it in the housing boom of the early 2000s. With all these factors, granite became wildly popular, but these days there seems to be a shift in design tastes. Granite’s speckled shine and look are being supplanted by a cleaner, lighter, brighter aesthetic. Kitchens are trending more towards light, white countertops and backsplashes, leading to a rise in quality quartz and marble countertops.
Quartz is a great option for choosing from a wide selection of looks, but still offers the benefits of durability; low maintenance requirements; heat, stain, chip, and scratch resistance. That being said, there is still a strong contingency of homeowners and buyers who prefer and love granite countertops. And if the pendulum swing of fashions and tastes over the years has taught us anything, it’s that granite will someday become the style of choice at some point in the future again.