As a company that fabricates and installs granite for Edina bathroom vanities, kitchen countertops, and more; we often hear some myths and misconceptions about granite. So we wanted to take some time to dispel some of those. That way, if you are looking into having granite counters put into your Twin Cities area home, you will know and understand all of their benefits and the many ways they can enhance your home’s interior and décor. Take a look at these false statements and read on to get the truth about granite.
Granite has a lot of tiny pores that can harbor bacteria and germs.
Granite is non-porous, which means it will not harbor bacteria or germs. If you are concerned, you can use a very mild disinfecting soap on them. But there is no need to use a disinfectant on a regular basis.
Granite is far too expensive.
Granite is actually affordable for most budgets. Much of the cost depends on the specific slab that you select. If you want to learn more about the granite we can supply for bathroom vanity countertops, give us a call and we can even give you a free estimate so you know how much to budget for.
Granite needs to be resealed every year or two.
Depending on the type of granite you purchase, your granite counters might never need to be resealed. All of the granite that we fabricate will be sealed as part of the fabrication process.
If you are ever worried that your granite counters need to be resealed, there is a simple test you can do. Simply place a drop of water on the counters. Does the water bead up? Then your granite counters do not need to be resealed.
Granite stains easily.
While spills should be wiped up as soon as possible after they happen, granite is actually quite difficult to stain. And if the counters do get stained, the stains are usually very easy to remove. Granite counters do not lose their polished look that easily either. Normal use will not remove the polished finish, even after many years.
Granite doesn’t last very long.
Thanks to the way granite is formed, it is incredibly durable and long-lasting. Your new granite countertops could last for several decades.
Have an additional granite myth you need debunked? For more information on granite in Edina, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.