Granite is used to cover a group of related stones, all of which originate from the earths molten mantle. As the hot material rises and cools it forms a crystalline, granular structure. Granite is formed from hard minerals such as quartz, feldspar and mica, fused together to make hard stone ideal for kitchen benchtops. The colour is determined from where the granite is mined. No two granites are the same, due to its natural formation.
Granite sealer should be reapplied after 3 months, then every 6-12
months onwards. Clean the top with a microfibre cloth and clear water. Avoid abrasive cleaners and lime scale removers. Vinegar, lemon juice, bleach, red wine and oils can damage granite. Wipe spills immediately.
Natural voids can be found in granite and these are part of the natural product. For cutting its suggested to use a wooden chopping board. Take care not to knock the top with hard sharp objects as it may chip the surface.