August 16 2016 0Comment
Can my granite countertops be damaged? #15DaysOfGranite 1

Can my granite countertops be damaged? #15DaysOfGranite

As part of our #15DaysOfGranite series, today we’re going to look at another question that we get asked quite frequently: can my granite countertops be damaged?

We know that countertops, whether it’s granite countertops or quartz countertops, are a very big investment in your kitchen, so rightfully, you want to know if it can be damaged, and if it does, what damages it, and how you can prevent it from being damaged.

One thing to keep in mind is that out of the three stones that people usually use for the countertops, quartz is the most durable, then granite, and then marble. Granite is very durable, much harder than marble, that’s why we don’t usually recommend marble in the kitchen. Granite has been used widely in the commercial industry, and will withstand almost any element it comes up against, including cold and heat, because it is a natural stone, from the earth.

But that doesn’t make granite indestructible. High impact blows can harm granite countertops, just like any other solid surface. Because of its crystalline structure, granite can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. A chip however can be filled with a granite dust and epoxy mixture.

Sealing Granite

Another thing to keep in mind, is sealing the granite, which we have talked about in the past! Sealing granite countertops is very important, as it fills up the pores that are usually found in natural stone. Granite that is not sealed properly may absorb stains such as oils, which may cause dark spots or discoloration. Heat from pots and pans, or burning liquids, will not harm granite under normal conditions, but we do suggest you put something under the pan nonetheless.

#15DaysOfGranite Series:

Day 1: What should I consider when purchasing granite countertops?

Day 2: Should I go with marble or granite countertops?

Day 3: Is it necessary to seal stone?

Day 4: What is the best way to clean granite countertops and other stones?

Day 5: Can  I cut on my granite countertops?

Day 6: Can granite countertops be damaged?

If you’re ready to install some beautiful granite countertops or quartz countertops in your kitchen, give us a call today at 734-331-9171 or 734-772-4431 (you can also text us at this number), or simply use our contact form, to get started today!

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