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Maintaining your

Granite Countertop

Daily Maintenance

1. Clean the countertop with warm water and a few drops of dishwashing detergent using a soft cloth. Rinse the surface thoroughly with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.

2. Attending to spills and food residue promptly will ensure that your granite countertop is always easy to clean. Avoid using abrasive substances and materials; microfibre cloths work well.

3. If you spill something on your countertop, blot with a paper towel or soft cloth immediately. Avoid wiping the area as this can spread the spill.

4. Saturate the spill with warm water and dishwashing detergent and rinse thoroughly. Dry the area with a soft cloth.

5. Granite is highly scratch-resistant. It is best, however, to use a cutting board in order to avoid dulling your knife blades over time.

Extreme Temperature

1. Granite is a natural stone quarried outdoors, and as such, it is very resistant to temperature fluctuations. Hot cooking pots will not damage the surface of your granite countertop, however, it is always a good idea to use trivets or mats.

Heavy Duty Cleaning

1. Scrape away gum, grease or paint with a putty knife or razor blade.

2. If you encounter a situation where extreme cleaning is required, you may need to use professional grade stone degreaser to effectively remove dirt, grease and grime. These products are concentrated and designed to deep clean without damaging the stone. It’s important to follow manufacturers’ instructions carefully.

Removing Stains

1. Properly sealing granite will repel most stains if the spills are cleaned promptly.

2. If you find you have a stain that is not easily removed by following the above directions for spills, a “poultice” can be used to pull the stain from the stone. The stone poultice is a fine, non-acid, absorptive clay cleaning powder that removes deep-set oil stains, grease and light cement grout haze from polished and unpolished natural stone.


  • Always remember to wipe debris off your countertop with a damp cloth. 

  • use products specifically designed for cleaning granite, such as non-abrasive and non-acidic cleaners. Cleaners with vinegar, citrus, or ammonia are all best avoided on granite.

  • Acidic cleaners and food ingredients can quickly eat through the sealer.  If you happen to get lemon juice on your counter, it is best to get it cleaned up right away.

  • Do not attempt to use strong commercial cleansers to help clean the debris or get rid of stains on your granite countertop. You can use warm soapy water instead of harsh commercial cleaners.



Durability refers to the stone’s ability to retain its beauty, handle its designated load and withstand wear and tear for generations. Strength is determined by how much load it can handle.

Heat Resistance

Heat resistance does not mean you should constantly place high heat objects on the stones. High heat can remove sealer or polish layers, eventually damaging the stone. 

Stain Resistance

Stain-resistant does not mean stain-proof. Stain-resistant means that it is harder to stain the stone If you properly care for it, you will not deal with staining.


Stone porosity is a measurement of the volume of pores in natural stone when compared to its total weight. Every type of stone has pores, which are simply spaces within the stone.


Pros and Cons of Stones

- Granite is a natural stone. It is formed under the Earth’s surface by magma that slowly cools and crystallizes over time. As a result, each slab is unique and full of different colors and patterns. Pros of Granite: . One of the hardest substances on Earth, making it very durable . Heat resistant . Scratch-resistant . Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered Cons of Granite: . Needs to be sealed; otherwise, there can be staining . Is porous - Quartzite is a natural stone formed by crystallizing from molten magma. Many slabs have marble-like colors and veining. Pros of Quartzite: . Resistant to etching . Low maintenance . Heat resistant . Durable . Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered . Scratch resistant Cons of Quartzite: . Can stain if not sealed properly . Is porous - Marble is a natural stone. It’s created by the metamorphosis of a combination of rocks under intense pressure and temperatures. Pros of Marble: . Are beautiful and timeless stones . Can be repaired if broken, unless shattered . With proper care, they can last a long time . Heat Resistant Cons of Marble: . Porous . Can stain or etch . Delicate and can be damaged easier than other stones - Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating clay-type materials to high temperatures. Pros of porcelain: . UV Resistant . Heat Resistant . Essentially scratch resistant (ceramic knives may scratch) . Stain-resistant Cons of porcelain: . Can crack if hit by a hard object (ex: hammer)

A real Story...

Natural stone, as its name implies, is produced in nature, created over thousands of years by water, wind, minerals, or lava, and extracted from a quarry. Natural stone countertops have a unique and luxurious look.


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Natural Stone Production Process

The process of making a granite countertop starts with large chunks of stone. Once these large chunks are mined, they are cut into blocks. Then they are cut into slabs by high-speed gang saws that also release water while cutting. Next, the slabs are sent through a polishing machine to give the desired finish. Each slab is numbered to ensure that their natural sequence can be maintained. The final stage in a natural stone’s journey into your home takes place at the fabricator’s facility.

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