Some granites are also “’scratch-resistant.” They may not scratch even when cut on. Things such as keys, coins, utensils, and appliances will not scratch certain granites either. Granite can actually dull your knives! Another plus… many granites can withstand heat up to 1200o degrees Fahrenheit. This makes a wonderful stone surface for you chefs out there.
Even though granite is very hard, it may still chip and crack. Typically granites with larger visible crystals are more prone to these issues, especially around your undermount sink cut-out and edges.
A lot of times these chips are small and not very noticeable, but other times they may be visible and inconvenient. Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. can repair these chips for you and conceal them. Contact us to learn more about these techniques!