As long as the top is sealed periodically and cared for correctly, granite will resist most stains. Daily maintenance should include a mild, water based, low pH cleanser to keep your tops clean. Anything else may strip the sealer over time and leave the application susceptible to stains. We recommend sealers be applied according to the manufacturers guidelines, typically once per year.
With the proper care, your granite or marble countertop will stay new-looking for years. Using a cutting board is good practice, why take chances? Stone is one of the easiest surfaces to maintain. And granite, being 7 on the Mohs hardness scale of 1 to 10, is virtually unscratchable (a stainless steel knife blade is a 6 on the scale.)
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