There are many people who want to improve the value of their home through updating the house. The kitchen is one of the best places to remodel. The kitchen is usually a selling point when you are selling the home, and having a nice kitchen is great for you while you live there. This is why so many people are putting in granite countertops. Here are some things that you should know about caring for your granite:

1. It Has Great Resistance To Heat

One of the reasons that many people choose granite is because it is so resistant to heat. This means that you can take a hot pot off the stove and set it directly on the countertop without worrying that it will ruin it. This is true of any kind of substance or item that is hot.

You cannot get this kind of durability with Formica or other countertops. You must be so careful about keeping heating pads underneath everything, otherwise you could damage the countertops beyond repair.

2. Granite Is Very Durable

Another reason why people choose granite is because it is so durable. With granite you can cut things on the counter without worrying that you are going to ruin them. You probably still should use a cutting board when possible, because it is cleaner and more sanitary. But if you are going to cut something simple like an apple, or a small item, you can cut directly on the countertops and it won't hurt the counter at all. This a selling point for many people when choosing the countertop to get.

3. You Will Need To Seal The Counters Often

It is important before you choose the right counter for you to note that there is some maintenance when it comes to granite. Granite is quite porous, meaning that it absorbs moisture. Thus, when you do set something hot on it, it will change color a bit. If you spill on it, it might absorb the liquid, unless you seal it. There are special sealants that you put right on the countertop and when they dry they act as a barrier between the granite and any liquid and moisture. This isn't a hard thing to do, it is just a matter of pouring the sealant on the counters and rubbing it in, but it should be noted.

By understanding these things you can know if granite is the right choice for you. Contact your local countertop services for more information and assistance.