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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Granite countertops: Really all that?

Today, The Post’s Monica Hesse writes about America’s
Granite countertop: in or out? (Bigstock image)
obsession with granite countertops. It’s the ‘HGTV effect.’ It’s the main selling point of a house. It’s a sign that you’ve ‘made it.’

Really, are granite countertops all that?

The Post’s Real Estate section just did a story on kitchen trends that said granite is on its way out, in favor of quartz. But maybe, given the amount of granite the United States is importing each year, the numbers aren’t there yet.

Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments.

PHOTOS: A kitchen for these times.

Related: What’s in/What’s out in kitchen design

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