There’s one thing you should know about granite kitchen countertops. When they come into your home, they are hundreds of thousands of years old already, and the stone will probably last for another thousand years! Granite is incredibly strong, scratch and stain resistant, and it can take some serious heat – up to 900 degrees F without suffering any damage.
Cutting on granite kitchen countertops won’t hurt them at all, but it will hurt your knife. Short of trying to cut granite with a diamond or smashing it with a sledge hammer, it won’t break or even crack. Once sealed, granite is easy to maintain. The first sealant is extremely important because the stone is naturally porous, and without sealant, it will stain very easily. And remember, to ensure that your countertops last, it’s vital to have them resealed at least once a year.
If you’re an accomplished DIYer, you can reseal yourself. If not, hire a professional. Even after resealing has been performed, be sure to clean up spills as soon as they occur, or else they could seep into the surface. Since granite kitchen countertops are porous, if spills are left for an extended period of time, they can be absorbed. In terms of routine cleaning, it’s advisable to use a microbial product that’s approved for use on granite.
At The Granite Guy, we offer new construction, installation, repair and replacement of granite, marble & quartz countertops in the Columbus, Ohio area. We work with homeowners and general contractors, and are accredited with the BBB. Contact us today for more information or to receive a quote.