frequently asked questions
Only if you want to ruin your good knives. Granite is harder than your knife and will dull it very quickly.
It is very hard to damage granite but like any solid surface, high impact blows can harm granite. Your granite can chip if subjected to sharp hard objects. If damage occurs it can be sealed with a mixture of epoxy and ground up chips of granite.
Use a mild phosphate-free cleaner such as StoneTech Revitalizer with a lint-free cloth or sponge.
In general no. A few colours may show some moisture if exposed for a period of time. Example: a puddle of water left on the counter for a long period may show a dark spot after it’s wiped away.
Granite cannot be affected by heat from a cook top or a frying pan. A lit flame placed under the granite will have no melting effect and will not leave any burned or scarred marks.
A kitchen countertop should be 1¼” (3cm) thick. Bathroom vanities can be thinner.
Yes granite has natural pits and fissures that are part of the stones’ natural structures. Some types of granite have more of these characteristics than others – applying sealer to the surface can minimize pits.
Because granite is a natural material mined from a quarry in blocks usually no more than 10’ long, you will likely end up with seams. The visibility of seams depends on colour and pattern. A small uniform grain will not be as apparent as a large varied grain. A dark colour will be less evident than a light colour. A dramatic pattern with swaths of colour shows more seams than a uniform pattern. Most customers find the beauty of natural granite outweighs the concern of seams.