Granite is the hardest countertop material you can buy. We recommend the use of cutting boards for both cutting and hot items to prolong the integrity of the stone. There are rare occasions when you may accidentally chip the granite; in some cases this can be fixed by applying a colorised epoxy, which is a procedure that can be done by one of our stone masons.
We would suggest that you avoid placing extreme weight on the overhangs of your bench-tops. For example, climbing on an overhang to change a light bulb would be strongly discouraged.
Granite is a substance that quickly absorbs heat and distributes it out. We would recommend that extremely hot pans not be placed on or near small granite strips (up to 200mm) due to the fact that there is not enough material to distribute the heat. When placing hot pans on the countertop you will want to avoid coming in contact with the exposed granite area due to the extreme heat being transferred by the pan into the granite.
We encourage you to use and enjoy your new bench-tops.
To keep your granite in tip-top condition, five simple maintenance procedures are necessary. For best results, they should be followed closely.
Listed below are a few helpful hints to keep your new cabinets looking like new for many years.
The materials used in the production of your new cabinetry are top quality and highly moisture resistant. However, care must still be taken not to allow excessive water to pond on any of the cabinet materials - all spillages should be wiped as they occur.
The joins to our bench tops are sealed with a waterproof sealing agent to give maximum protection even with all the preventative action taken at the time of manufacture and installation. All care must be taken to avoid contact with water or hot objects particularly in the area around joins.
Care of polished timber:
Again, only the best 2Pac acid catalysed lacquer is used when polishing your new tops or doors to give maximum protection.
Please refer to manufacturer's instructions for care and maintenance on laminated and other surfaces and products.