Facts about Granite Countertops

Durability and Seams

When choosing a countertop for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to consider. If granite is a choice that you’re considering here are some facts that you should know prior to making your decision.


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    Under the perfect circumstances quartz can be damaged by dragging items, placing hot items on it, dropping something, or leaving foods or liquids for a long period of time can stain the countertop.

    It is possible, most chips occur with impact of a heavy object.  Chips are easily fixed.  If it is a big chip, try to keep the piece.

    Quick answer. Quartz countertops should not be exposed to hot pots and pans. A quartz countertop can withstand up to about 65C before it is damaged. The result of a hot pan touching your countertop changes the composition of the polymer which leaving a discolored ring on the surface.  Fortunately, a few normal safety measures in the kitchen can protect your countertops and your hands from the usual kitchen burns. With the potholders and trivets, we all learned to use as kids, your quartz countertops are completely safe.

    Granite countertops are one of the most heat-resistant countertops on the market. When you take a hot pan out of the ovenif you must you can place it directly on your countertop surface, however we do recommend the use of a trivet whenever placing a hot pot or pan on your new granite countertop.

    For best results sealer should be re-applied every 12-18 months.

    We strongly recommend that you DO NOT try to repair your countertop yourself for several reason. Stone is unforgiving and can lead to breaking or damaging the stone. To get a tight seam it is recommended that you contact us.

    You can chop on your stone countertop however it is not recommended. Your stone countertops are harder than stainless steel and because of this your knives will dull quickly, more so than it would on a cutting board.

    We can manufacture things like full wall back splash, barbecue areas, shower walls, home bar tops and much more. Your imagination is the limit to what we can create.

    Most likely we will still have your color in stock. However many factors are out of our control such as a quarry closing or suppliers discontinuing quartz colors. If your color is available there is also a chance of mismatching slabs. Quartz is man-made and there could be a slight variance from batch to batch. Granite slabs vary due to where the slab comes from in the quarry. Each lot we receive is different and unique.