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Questions and Answers about Granite Countertops

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Questions and Answers about Granite Countertops

Granite has been a top choice for countertops for many years. Its natural beauty transforms the look of kitchen or bathroom. Here are some questions and answers about granite countertops. 

Granite countertops come in a wide variety of patterns, colors, and finishes.

But many people are not sure about different features of granite and what’s best for the kitchen or bathrooms. Here are some questions and answers about granite countertops.

What is granite?

Granite is a natural stone also known as “fire rocks” which were formed by slowly cooling pockets of magma that were trapped beneath the earth’s surface. Granite is an extremely hard stone with a very close grain, which makes it a perfect choice for countertops. If polished and sealed, it’s high-gloss finish will withstand even in harsh environments. These characteristics are ideal for countertops and flooring making granite a reliable stone for these applications.

Can granite countertops crack?

Granite is a very hard surface and can withhold high impacts. Like any solid surface extremely high impact can harm granite. Since it has crystalline structure, it can chip if sharp objects are used while working with granite. Usually, it would be special cutting granite devices.

Can granite countertops be repairable?

It is very hard to damage granite, but if it chipped or cracked, it can be sealed with a mixture of epoxy and ground up chips of granite. But if granite is properly installed and sealed, there should not be worry about cracking it.

How to clean granite countertops?

It is best to use the cleaner that is specifically designed for cleaning granite, as other cleaners can damage or cause discoloration of the stone. A neutral stone cleaner can be found in just about any local store or supermarket. This should be used instead of soap and water as these products help protect the seal so it lasts longer. Stone Spirit sells 3 in 1 that helps to clean, protect, maintain the shininess of the stone and help to keep the seal.

Will granite countertops look like the picture online?

The samples you see on the computer are the pictures of the stone that has been digitally transferred into our system. The color tones may not be absolutely exact the same as you see digitally. Also, granite is a natural material with naturally occurring variations in color, tone, granularity, pattern, etc. So if granite was cut from a different part, then there will be variation in color tone.

Author: Natalia Illarionova |  Date Updated: Monday, 25 July 2016  10:00 am

Questions and Answers about Granite Countertops