If you are considering a kitchen makeover, you probably have already fallen in love with the versatility of granite countertops. This type of countertop is extremely unique since no two slabs are identical, even if they were sliced from the same block in a quarry. Even though granite countertops have been around for quite a few years now, there is still a fair amount of confusion as to how to best care for them. Before you start enjoying your new granite countertops, here are a few things you should know.
- Granite countertops are extremely durable, but they are not indestructible. If you drop something heavy on your granite countertops, they might chip. Furthermore, you should not stand on your countertops as they are not flexible and can crack.
- While you can chop vegetables on top of your granite countertops, it is not recommended that you do so. For one thing, doing this can be tough on your kitchen knives. Keep in mind that granite countertops are scratch-resistant, but some heavy duty carving could be too much for them.
- When you have granite countertops installed, ask about sealing. In most cases, the sealing process will already be taken care of for you, but you should understand how this process works and when you need to have your granite countertops resealed.
If you’re looking for new countertops, stop by our showroom at The Granite Guy. We have over 100 colors of granite for you to pick from and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about our options.