Tell me more about Using Granite
Granite is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors, and other heavily used surfaces. Granite has a rich beauty that few other countertop materials can match. It is a natural product with timeless aura and appeal, and can easily become the centerpiece to your room. With the very many colors and styles, you can find one that complements your kitchen perfectly.
Granite is a very hard substance that is not easily susceptible to scratches. While it is not ideal to cut directly on your granite surface (because it will dull your knife!), it will take daily wear and tear very well. Granite resists heat, too, so use in the kitchen is ideal.
It is recommended that you seal your granite countertops yearly (Or follow factory instructions on the sealer you use). Although many granite tops can go 10 years without being sealed, when it is overlooked too long, most granite will start to show signs of wear and tear. While these counters are super durable, a heavy object dropped on the corner may crack or chip the granite. This is uncommon, but may happen under the right circumstances.
Source: Marble Institute of America