At Countertops And Cabinetry By Design, we recommend that you seal your Granite at least once a year. If you prepare dinner every night, your Kitchen Countertops may need to be sealed twice a year. However, some colors require less sealing than others.
No, Cutting on your Granite Countertops will not damage them. In fact, your knife may be ruined as a result of cutting on your Granite Countertops.
Granite is extremely durable. It takes several hits with a sledge hammer to break it. Even though the surface of Granite can, with the right force and angle, chip out, it is very unlikely that a plate could damage the Granite in any way.
The best thing to maintain your beautiful granite is to use dish soap and a nylon scubber. This combination is perfect because it remove oils that are on the surface of granite but does not penetrate to the sealer. Doing this leaves a shine you can be proud of again and again.
At Countertops And Cabinetry By Design we recommend that you always use a trivet when removing a hot pan or skillet from the stove.
Granite is mined all around the world. Most of the time the granite that you see (like the brown and green colors) come from South America. Others come from Asia and Western Europe.