Is it necessary to seal stone?
All unsealed stone, even granite, is porous to some degree and absorbs stains over time. Some stones are more porous than others, so it is important to use a penetrating sealer to prevent oil, wine, or other liquid stains from soaking into the surface. Consult with your fabricator for more information on natural stone sealers.
Does Granite stain?
In general, no. Yet although granite has very little porosity, all stone is porous to some extent. Most granite colors never show any moisture but a few may show some moisture if exposed for an extended period. For example, in a very few colours a puddle of water left on the counter for 30 minutes may show a dark spot when the water is wiped away, but when the spot is dry again no evidence will show.
Can Granite chip?
Granite is one of the strongest stones Mother Nature makes and only chips in cases of severe abuse with a hammer or impact tool. In the event that chipping occurs, the chip can be repaired to near perfection with a mixture of granite dust and epoxy.
How is granite formed?
Granite is an igneous rock of visible crystalline formation and texture, composed primarily of feldspar, quartz, and mica. Granite begins as liquid magma deep within the earth’s core, where it’s cooled and compressed over millions of years under tons of pressure. Finestone sources granite from the world’s best quarries. We cut and polish the granite to the beautiful lustre you expect to see in fine stone.
Can I cut on my granite countertop?
Granite is harder than your knife blades. If you use your countertop as a cutting board, the surface will very quickly dull your knives. It’s best though that you always use a cutting board while cutting.