GRANITE is one of the most common and preferred countertop materials because it’s solid and durable. It can withstand heat associated with cooking or serving food. It’s difficult to break, crack or scratch with normal wear and tear. Pits exist in all granites and should be expected when dealing with a natural, polished stone containing several types of minerals with different hardness.
GRANITE IS TOUGH AND DURABLE
Granite is rock-hard. It’s second only to diamond in terms of the hardness of natural materials. When properly installed, it will be last forever. Because of their hardness, granite counters are also heat resistant. If you do manage to chip or crack the granite, it is fixable depending on the severity of the damage. While it’s not recommended, if you occasionally set a hot pan or tray directly on the surface, it won’t damage it like laminate, wood and other materials would.
MAINTENANCE IS EASY
The granite counters must be properly sealed. When sealed according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, the granite countertop will resist staining and bacteria for a longer period of time, giving the homeowner enough time to clean the surface before absorption occurs. This makes cleanup easy using soap and water – and you’ll enjoy a stain-free counter surface that looks like new for decades.