Nothing compares to the natural beauty and depth of natural granite. Natural stone, quarried throughout the world, is durable, abrasion-resistant, and heat-resistant. Although it is heat resistant, it is still susceptible to thermal shock, which is going from a cooler temperature to hot too quickly, which could result in cracking. We recommend you continue using hot pads or trivets to enjoy the strength and longevity of natural stone. Natural granite is the only surface recommended for both indoors and outdoors.
Granite is a porous material that requires sealing to protect it from staining. We recommend that the homeowner reseal the surface at least once a year.