Granite: Popular Myths & The Truth

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It’s a fact any popular celebrity can attest to: when you’re on top of the world, there are people wanting to knock you down and waiting for you to fall. Since granite has become the No. 1 wanted countertops material in recent years, there are many rumors that have circulated about granite. However, let’s debunk them in today’s blog.

Myth No. 1: Granite is an absorbent substance

The truth is that if granite wasn’t able to stand against water, then construction companies wouldn’t use it in high-rise buildings. However, it is used because of its resistance to wind and rain. Plastic and other solid-surface products are more absorbent to water.

That being said, you should still seal your countertops at least once a year to prevent water spotting.

Myth No. 2: Granite is easily stained, and the stains are permanent

Another popular misconception. If you spill something on granite, and wipe it up soon after, no stain will be left behind. In 99% of cases, the liquid that soaks into the countertop will evaporate within a few minutes. Oils can cause stains if they soak into the stone, but most can be removed using a poultice or paste.

Myth No 3: A lot of maintenance is necessary to keep granite looking great

All one needs to do is routine cleaning with mild soap and water. Resealing should be done on annual basis, but this only takes around 15 minutes.

Myth No. 4: Granite is a safe harbor for bacteria.

Anything found on granite counters can be found on other types of countertops. Wash your counters with anti-bacterial soap if you have concerns about bacteria and other germs.

Myth No. 5: Granite countertops are expensive.

Compared to laminate countertops, yes, granite is more expensive. But, when viewed next to other types of high-end counters, they are usually more competitively priced.

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