Care & Maintenance
Granite, Marble and Reconstituted are relatively heat resistant and is not generally affected by temperatures lower than 100°C (212°F). However, like all stone material, they can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, it is always recommend that hot pots and pans never be placed directly on the surface but onto a hot plate or wooden chopping board especially when using cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock pots, or roaster ovens. We always recommend using a cutting board to prevent damage to the surface, or dulling the knives.
Some granites needs to be sealed however the reconstituted stone does not need due to its manufacturing process. All of these materials are very durable materials and are somewhat resistant to all kinds of cracks, chips, scratches and stains. Saying that they are all different with their own special characteristics, we always like to leave you a piece of the stone to try breaking, staining and scratching, the idea is for you to get to know your stone. Better to push the scrap material to its limits and you will better know your bench tops.
It is advisable to wipe up spills as they happen.
Granite countertops are beautiful and can add value to your home. Most people think of granite as tough as nails, which it generally is. But even though granite is a hard, non-porous, natural stone, you still need to use care to maintain its beauty and value.
Do not use ammonia-based products, turpentine or scouring cleaners. Avoid using rust removers or acid-based cleaners and keep oven and drain cleaners off the granite countertops.