Do granite countertops stain?

Do granite countertops stain?

Choosing countertops requires a lot of consideration. After all, the counters are the strong supporting players of the kitchen, often becoming a focal point.

The short answer is that granite is stain-resistant. Regular sealing will make it even more so.

While there are many countertop materials, granite and quartz are two top choices. Here's how to maintain them.

Granite is known as the "hardest rock"

Granite works well as a countertop. It's heat and scratch-resistant and has good stain resistance. As in most natural stones, it can be a bit porous, so regular sealing will increase stain resistance and make cleaning easier.

Granite countertops are elegant with distinctive color variations. Unfortunately, they also increase property values.

Veinings can be subtle or obvious. They have veins in various colors, from white to black, blue, green, and copper.

Since no two slabs are ever alike, you won’t see your counters in anyone else’s home.

Granite increases property values, especially since it's unique–no two slabs are alike. You can get it in slab or tile form.

Quartz counters: combining beauty and function

These are very beautiful, mainly because of the crystals and other minerals. As a result, they're in high demand. In addition, quartz countertops are durable, easy to clean, and non-porous; these counters are less prone to scratching than many others and command a high resale value.

Quartz is engineered to boost Mother Nature when on a countertop. The countertops are manufactured with about 3% resin. 

That makes them very hygienic, with a lot more edge options. However, that small amount of resin does not affect this stone's beauty!

"Counter intelligence" in Sacramento

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