What to Expect from your new granite countertop:
Granite is naturally highly varied in colorations and pattern, and many colors of granite require slab selection to ensure proper customer satisfaction. Since counters that are cut from the same slab can even vary, only certain colors are consistent enough to have counters made from them. We make sure your granite countertop colors are perfect.
Granite countertops are highly resistant to heat and will not burn or discolor under extreme temperatures. However, natural stone can have internal fissures that can crack under sudden, extreme temperature changes, so it is recommended that you use trivets or heating pads under hot dishes when setting them on your new granite countertops.
Your granite countertops will not crack or chip on their own; however it is prone to cracking and chipping when force is applied. Some common causes of cracking are people standing on their countertops, sitting on countertop edges, and any other source of extreme weight or pressure. Chipping can occur when granite is hit by sharp or heavy objects, especially along the edges of the counters. Granite is very hard and resistant to scratches, while marble is extremely soft and scratches very easily. A cutting board should always be used for cutting and chopping on all natural stone counters.