Granite worktops are incredibly hard-wearing, cost-effective and, best of all, very easy to maintain. It is a material that requires very minimal cleaning and maintenance, making it perfect for high traffic areas of the home, such as the kitchen.
To help you understand more about granite worktop maintenance here, we will be answering some of the key questions we are often asked.
Do granite worktops scratch or mark easily?
Granite is an ideal choice of worktop for any kitchen with an impressive Moh’s hardness rating of 7. It is incredibly hard-wearing, and as such, you would struggle to scratch, chip or mark your granite kitchen worktop. Most homeowners who use their worktops as a cutting board find themselves regularly sharpening their knives as the granite has blunted them.
How durable are granite kitchen worktops?
Granite worktops are incredibly durable, resistant to stains, scratches and can even withstand temperatures of up to 480 degrees Celcius without being damaged. Many homeowners invest in granite kitchen worktops solely for their reputation for outstanding durability.
These natural stone worktops can last a lifetime if correctly maintained, and many suppliers will offer extensive warranties because they know granite worktops are built to last. Unless you take a sledgehammer to your worktops, you shouldn’t have any issues!
How to protect your granite worktop
The best way to protect your granite worktop on a daily basis is to ensure you are using mild cleaners and soft cloths to wipe away any dirt, dust and liquids from the surface. Little and often is the rule of thumb for keeping your granite worktop looking great day after day.
It is also recommended that you don’t test the limits of your worktop where possible. Granite is incredibly durable, stain and heat resistant, but regularly knocking your worktop with heavy objects or placing boiling pots and pans directly on the surface may weaken your granite. Being mindful of how you treat your worktops is the best way to protect their aesthetic and structural integrity.
You may also expect to reseal your granite yearly to help protect the surface from scratches, stains, and dullness in the long term. This is something you can discuss with your granite specialist to understand your worktop requirements.
Interested in a new granite kitchen worktop?
At Eurostone, we are proud to offer an extensive range of Granite Kitchen Worktops in various styles, colours and finishes to suit any home. If you are looking to bring a new lease of life to your kitchen this year, why not get in touch with our friendly team at Eurostone?
With over 34 years of experience in the industry, our highly experienced and professional team will be able to answer any question or query you might have. Give us a call today on 0151 356 4500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org