As a company that fabricates and installs granite counters in Lakeville and the surrounding areas, 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 home, you know and understand all of their benefits and the many ways they can enhance your home’s interior and décor.
Myth 1: Granite counters stain easily and will lose their polished look after a few years.
While spills should be wiped up as soon as possible after they happen, granite counters are very 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 several years (if not longer).
Myth 2: 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.
Myth 3: Granite counters are unaffordable for most people.
Granite counters are actually very affordable! Prices vary based on the type of granite you purchase, but most types are reasonably priced. Minneapolis Granite does our best to make sure our customers get the best price possible on their new granite counters.
Myth 4: Granite counters need 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. Does the water absorb into the granite counters? Then you should call us to learn more about how to reseal your granite. However, chances are, the water will bead up and your granite counters will be fine.
If you would like more information on granite counters in Lakeville, call Minneapolis Granite at 612-822-3135 or contact us for a Free Estimate.