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.
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.