Almost every single day someone asks me granite countertop related questions. It never fails. For that reason, I have decided to create this page of questions asked by my friends, family, customers, etc. This page will be updated often and should be a great resource for answers to your granite countertop questions.
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Can You Set Hot Pans on Granite
Yes, you can. People often talk about this causing fractures on your granite but this is extremely rare. It is advised to use a trivet when possible but if you are in a hurry to get down a hot pan or pot then do not worry and set it where needed. Your safety is most important.
Granite at high temperatures can fracture because of a shock factor. If your home is really cold as in similar to temperatures outside during winter then do not place a hot pan on your granite. Surely you will not have a home as cold as it is outside.
Do You Have to Seal Granite
Yes, you must seal your granite. Even darker colors must be sealed. Grease stains will turn your dark-colored granite darker in some spots.
How Often Do You Seal Granite
You should seal your granite at least once per year. I seal mine every 6 months just to be sure as I use my kitchen a lot. If you aren’t an avid cook then you may be able to get away with every year or every other year. Sealing takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete if done properly. This is a really easy task to complete.
Can You Cut on Granite
Yes, you can cut your vegetables on your granite countertops. Your knives will likely dull before you scratch your countertop but why would you want to cut on your granite countertop? This will hurt your knives and is not at all recommended.
Does Granite Stain
Yes, granite can stain. Please be sure to seal your granite countertops immediately before you begin using them. If your installers did not seal your granite then be sure to call them and request that they do. I definitely recommend that you seal them if you did not see them actually seal your countertop. This will ensure that you are safe. Your granite will stain and that will likely make you upset.
Does Granite Scratch
Yes, granite can scratch. Typically the object scratching your granite countertop will need to be harder than the granite countertop you have. Many people see metal transfer marks and think that their granite is scratched…this is not true. This is just a metal transfer that can be removed with denatured alcohol and granite dust. Lightly rub this dust wet from the alcohol on a paper towel until the metalmark is removed.
Does Granite Burn
No granite does not burn. Well, sort of. Hot pans are safe on your granite countertops.
Does Granite Come in White
Granite does not have a pure white color option. All granite will be infused with other colors such as brown, purple, gray or even a cherry or red color. There are no granites in the world that offer a pure white color. Check out marble or quartz if that is your need.