Last time we talked about the inaccurate and wrong information about granite and its properties. I just want to add a couple of notes before we continue with the rest of the points. In fact, I was struck by how fast these misleading materials about granite can travel not only through the World Wide Web, but also through people’s gossip. This situation reminds me of Mark Twain’s famous saying: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its cleveland indians hawaiian shirt “. Therefore, I believe this is the time we put on our cleveland indians hawaiian shirt and start running; we might catch on some of those people who still did not get to hear some of those granite lies.
One more thing that drove me up the walls was how some people, who has actually used granite work tops in their houses, decide to write bad reviews about granite that does not even make sense. However, after a long discussion with some of these people it turned out that they did not even bother themselves to search or even ask about granite’s properties and how to take care of their granite worktops! Thus, my precious advice for you today is that if you are thinking of becoming a granite worktop owner, give a call to a reputable granite company and take the words from the ones who own the business. Simply ask them all the questions that cross your mind about the granite business and do not let ignorant or incompetent personnel outline or even feed your knowledge.
Now let us finish what we started
5) Granite worktops are easily stained
Seriously? I want you to try to stain a granite worktop and let me know if it works. In fact, granite countertops are resistant to stains and if you spill water on your granite worktop, for instance, and left it without wiping it will soak into the granite. Even though it will leave a dark stain on your granite, I am glad to squash the claims about granite getting stained and say that this stain will fade in a few minutes after the water spilt evaporates. However, there are some other materials that can actually stain granite, but keep reading on we will get there.
6) Granite worktops require a lot of maintenance.
Well, as far as geology is concerned, the granite rock is not only one of the nature’s beauties but also wonders. Simply, because granite possesses all the solid properties of a rock plus the charm of gold. Therefore, all you need to keep your granite worktop shining and in good shape is applying a sealing layer every year using a special granite sealer (which only takes 10 minutes to do).
7) Granite harbours bacteria.
Bacteria are everywhere. Starting from the mud outside your house, on your cleveland indians hawaiian shirt and all the way to your own hands. In addition, what is a better place to harbour bacteria other than a place full of all the three bacteria essentials for a living, spot to live, moisture and food, aka your kitchen! Therefore, indeed, when you leave crumbs, grease, sugar and anything that is food on your granite worktop (or any other worktop for that matter)
I hope that we have covered all the granite myths people come up with. Still, I will be on the lookout if any granite worktop myth is added to the list. Remember that you can always give a call to our company and our expert customer service team will help you with any questions or enquiries regarding granite worktops.
write by michael scott