With so many options for countertops, bathroom vanities and tiling for the home, it can be difficult to choose the right material for your family. There is so much information and misinformation available about granite and natural stone that we have compiled some frequently asked questions to help you in your search.
Does granite burn?
No–You can place a hot pot or pan directly on your granite countertop without worry.
Does granite stain?
No—Because granite is not very porous, it will generally not stain. Sealed granite is virtually impossible to stain.
How do I know if my granite needs to be resealed?
One method to check if your granite needs to be sealed is to sprinkle some water on the countertop. If the water does not bead up and soaks into the stone, you know it is time to reseal.
Will my granite chip or scratch?
Granite is very durable and dense. Under normal conditions, your countertop will not chip or scratch. Should damage occur, Affordable Surface Products will repair or diminish the look of the damaged areas.
What is the best way to care for granite?
You can usually clean your granite with warm, soapy water. If you need something stronger, make sure you use cleaners specifically formulated to be safe for granite.
How long will my granite countertop last?
With very little maintenance and care, your granite countertops should last a lifetime.
Where does granite come from?
Granite is a natural stone that makes up 70-80% of the Earth’s crust. It is quarried all over the world. We get the majority of our granite from Italy, Brazil, India, Spain, France, China, and the USA.
Can I use granite outdoors?
Yes—Granite will look great no matter where it is used. It can withstand extreme temperatures and unpredictable weather situations.
Should I be worried about radon?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that granite countertops pose no significant health risk. Find out more at http://www.epa.gov/radiation/sources/index.html#construction.
Affordable Surface Products of Greensboro, NC offers large array granite countertops, vanities, and tiles to match any décor. Visit our showroom, conveniently located to serve Winston-Salem, High Point, and Kernersville.