About Granite

Granite is a naturally occurring material that is both functional and visually appealing at a price point that is lower than most other countertop materials. Each slab of granite is completely unique, offering a near-infinite amount of colors and patterns for consumers to take advantage of. In addition to being scratch, stain, and heat resistant, granite is also durable and easy to maintain. If you are looking for a beautiful natural stone countertop that won't break the bank, then granite is the perfect option for you at Quality Kitchen Designs!

Due to the nature of the stone, variations are to be expected and appreciated!

Pros & Cons


  • More varied in veining, coloring, and patterns
  • Scratch and stain resistant
  • Very durable
  • Genuine natural material
  • Affordable


  • Porous, has to be sealed annually
  • Not Seamless
  • Slabs may have pitting and fissures
  • Even though granite is resistant to chemicals, some can potentially eat away the sealer, leaving the stone susceptible to staining

Care & Maintenance


  • Wipe all crumbs and debris away with a dry cloth to avoid scratching
  • Clean the stone surface with a mild liquid dishwashing detergent or neutral PH cleaner with warm water and a soft cloth or sponge.
  • Use natural stone cleaners on your surface as long as they are approved for natural stone.
  • Wipe up excess water with a dry cloth to avoid streaking or a film on the countertop
  • You may leave hot pots and pans on your granite countertop, but we do not recommend you do so for extended periods of time. Make sure to utilize a trivet as much as possible.
  • Do be sure to re-seal your granite countertop annually.

Do Nots

  • Do not use products that contain a high acidic content, like lemon, ammonia, vinegar, etc. The high acidic content can dull the finish, and eat away the sealer protecting your stone from stains.
  • Do not use harsh chemicals like paint strippers, bleach, oven cleaners, or drain cleaners. These materials can break down your sealer.
  • Do not cut directly on your countertops. Always use a cutting board.
  • Do not be alarmed if your granite countertops darken when wet. The sealer is not a waterproof agent so stones will darken. They will return to their natural color when dry.
  • ​Do not drop heavy objects on your countertop as they may chip or break the stone.