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Where Does Granite Come From?

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by rocktops No Comments

Where does granite come from?

Granite is a metamorphic rock that can come from all over the world. Metamorphic rocks are often found in areas that have many mountains. They’re made by heating up or the pushing together of the earth’s crust.

So, what does that mean for taking care of your granite countertops?

Granite is least affected by acids or alcohol as compared to other types of rock, and you shouldn’t see damage from standing hot utensils or sharp knives.

Granite has a slight ability to absorb liquids. To address that issue, we treat the surface with a proprietary sealer during the fabrication process. The sealer seeps in through the surface, and it fills in all of the tiny spaces between the crystals.

If you have a lighter colored granite countertop, you might see some darkening in areas where water has been standing, but once it dries, it should fade. Beetroot, wine, and cooking oil can cause a stain, so you should be sure to clean up those spills right away.

As with all of our countertops, you can be sure that our team at Midwest Rock Tops will walk you through everything you need to know to keep your countertops looking their very best.

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