Why granite may not be your best choice…
If you’re caught between installing a Quartz or Granite countertop, be warned: your decision
isn’t a tough one. Why? Granite is porous and it RUSTS…
Unlike Quartz, Granite is highly susceptible to staining. While many homeowners choosing
the Granite route believe a fresh coat of sealant solves this problem, they are sadly, sadly
Even when a Granite countertop is sealed, these coats are never 100% effective—just ask a
Not only that, but Granite countertops require extensive (expensive) maintenance, and
homeowners should be cautioned that certain decorations and appliances left in contact with
these surfaces can and will lead to rusting.
Many of today’s Granite countertops contain traces of iron and/or steel—the two primary
rusting agents. When sealant runs thin or disappears entirely due to lapses in time, everyday
scrubbing, or a number of other reasons, unprotected surfaces fall victim to a laundry list of
threats including bacteria growth, oil buildup, sponge suds, and water—especially water!
Liquids WILL bypass the remaining sealant, enter the pours, contact the iron or steel (creating
moisture), and cause significant, potentially unserviceable rusting. Some stains are surface
level, but most, given the nature of Granite, grow from within the table itself. Once the rusting
When you consider the high cost of Granite, installing it in your home is a risk you can’t afford!