Tips for How to Care for Granite
Granite Countertops are touted as being both uniquely beautiful and quite durable, often lasting for decades or longer. They can only maintain these impressive benefits if they are provided with adequate care, though, so it's important that homeowners who have recently installed new countertops to take some time to learn how to care for them. Read on to find some helpful tips for maintaining the beauty and longevity of granite countertops below.
Try to remember to use coasters under all glasses, cans, and bottles and to place a trivet or a hot pad under pots and pans. The reasoning behind providing a barrier between hot pans and a granite countertop is not that the granite will be damaged by the heat, as this is extremely rare, but that it's possible for any grit that gets trapped between these surfaces to scratch the surface. It's rare for anything but a light surface scratch to occur, but it's not worth the risk.