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How Long Can Granite Kitchen Worktops Last

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One thing you should probably be aware of about Granite worktops is that, when they arrive in your home, they are already hundreds of thousands years old.

The stone will most likely last for another thousand years if used appropriately, since Granite is exceptionally sturdy, stain and scratch resistant, and it can also take some serious heat for up to 900°F without any damage.

Cutting on your Granite worktops won’t do them any harm, but it can surely damage your knife. Short of trying to smash it with sledge hammer or cut it with a diamond, it won’t breakdown or even crack.

Once properly sealed, Granite is pretty easy to maintain. The first sealant is particularly essential because the stone is naturally absorbent; without a sealant, it will definitely stain. Just make sure to get your worktops resealed at least once a year in order for them to last a very long time.

If you’re a skilled DIYer, you can actually reseal it yourself! If not, employ a professional who knows how to do get it done. Even after resealing has been completed, be sure to wipe up spills as soon as they come about, or else they could move deeper into the surface.

Since Granite worktops are permeable, if spills are left uncleaned for a prolonged period of time, they can surely be absorbed. In terms of routine cleaning, it’s wise to use a microbial product that’s appropriate to use on granite stones.

Visit our Advice page to know more tips on how to properly maintain this worktop.

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