What You Didnt Know About Granite Countertops

In this video, Dawn from Simpson Design and Decor goes through what you need to know before purchasing a granite countertop.

Granite is a popular choice for countertops. It’s a natural rock that is durable and easy to maintain. It can be expensive since it needs to be quarried and is not consistent in grain patterning because it is a natural stone. Each countertop is unique.

Although granite is very durable, it is not entirely resistant to heat and staining, especially if it hasn’t been properly sealed.

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Granite counter tops can be discolored by some cleaners or acidic foods, and they can be damaged by heat or by force. Granite countertops should be protected by using a cutting board and hot pots and pans should never be laid down on a granite countertop without a heat-resistant barrier.

Granite countertops need to be sealed once a year to keep them from staining. Granite is naturally porous, which means that without a seal it will absorb liquids and oils.

Before purchasing a granite countertop, customers should check with the manufacturer for details on how to best preserve the stone so that it functions and looks great for a long time.

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