Granite Countertop FAQs

We've assembled answers to the most common questions surrounding granite countertops - read all of our articles to learn about how easy it is to own and maintain stone countertops

Granite Countertop FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Stone Countertops

While there are a lot of opinions on whether to choose natural or engineered stone vs synthetic countertops, we've assembled many of the reasons why granite may be the right choice for you. Also, be sure to check out our FAQ page for even more detailed information on granite, including answers to common granite myths.

Stone Countertops are easy to maintain
Regular polishing will keep the finish gleaming.
Granite counters will shine years from now just as if it was brand new. Granite counters are highly scratch resistant and will not show wear from daily use. Routine cleaning of your countertops with mild soap and water is all that is generally required. Once a year, a re-application of a penetrating sealer should be performed, which only takes about 15 minutes—less time than scouring a solid surface countertop with a cleanser to remove scratches.  Engineered stone like Quartz countertops are maintenance free.

Stone Counters provide a "natural beauty"
In addition to its strength, granite is a very beautiful stone that adds color and warmth to any kitchen. With just a little care to protect their beauty and utility, granite countertops will last a lifetime.

Stone Countertops are durable
Granite is the most durable of all stones, second only to diamonds.  Stone 
counters are heat resistant and can withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without damage. Impact from a heavy object may chip granite but heat from anything short of a blowtorch will not affect your countertop The hardness of the surface is excellent for handling dough and confectionery. Properly installed granite countertops should last a lifetime

Stone Counters have the highest resale value
Stone counters are usually competitively priced compared to other high-end surfacing materials. You will be amazed when you compare the price of stone countertops to other popularly famed “luxury surfaces”. Stone offers you an unmatched value with its natural beauty, elegance and longevity.

A variety of questions about natural or engineered stone countertops is very common for someone encounterning the process of installing stone countertops in their kitchen.

We've assembled answers to the most common questions surrounding stone countertops on this "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) portion of the Pacific Granite website.

Simply select one of the artlcles located on the left side of this page to begin learning more about ordering, installing, and caring for your stone countertops. And, if you still want more answers, simply contact a Pacific Granite location near you!

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If you've studied up on your granite trivia and are ready to take the next step, contact a Pacific Granite location to get a quote on granite counters for your home.

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