When choosing a countertop for your home, one of the things you should consider is its ability to resist staining. Otherwise, you might pick a material that will lose its beauty in just a few months. Granite is said to be among the few materials that do not get stained easily.
Stains are substances from food or liquid that seep through the surface of a material. In other words, the ability of a material to resist staining is measured by its imperviousness. Granite is considered a highly impervious material; it doesn’t absorb virtually all liquid substances. Unless you let certain types of liquid, like oil or red wine, sit on its surface for too long, you won’t have to deal with stains.
Most of the stains found on granite countertops are not permanent. You can remove them by scrubbing with a water and detergent solution, depending on the substance that caused the stain. Oil stains, for instance, may require a special type of paste, aside from water and soap, to remove.
Manufacturers of granite countertops use a potent polishing substance to cover the surface of the granite slab with a thin, protective shield. This will remain on the surface for years so you won’t have to worry about reapplying a new coating soon. With proper care, your granite countertop will look as good as new even after a couple of years.