Although most granite countertops don’t need to be sealed, it does help the stone resist dirt and spills, which can cause etching and staining [source: Marble Institute of America].
Generally, you should seal most kitchen granite countertops annually.
Can you put a hot pan on a granite countertop?
Granite – No. While brief encounters with a hot pan won’t hurt your granite countertop, use of a trivet on a regular basis is recommended. Quartz – Yes, however, like granite, if you continuously put hot pans down in the same place on the counter it could cause discoloration over time.
Can you ruin granite countertops?
Heat will cause granite countertops to chip and crack. Granite counters are heat resistant and can withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without damage. Impact from a heavy object may chip granite but heat from anything short of a blowtorch will not affect your countertop.
How do you shine granite countertops naturally?
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