Another myth is that it stains and scratches easily. Granite is highly resistant to superficial scratches and stains. In fact, you can use your granite countertop as a cutting board if you don’t mind dulling your knives. If your countertop does get any stain or scratch from heavy use, these can be remedied quickly and easily. Granite is darn near indestructible, so it takes a lot to damage them. They are heat resistant, too, so you don’t have to worry about putting pans and pots straight from the stove to your countertop. However, it is always best to use normal precautions such as using cutting boards and heat pads to preserve the beauty and sheen of your countertop.
There is no denying that the kitchen and bathroom are veritable breeding grounds for bacteria. However, it is not true that granite countertops will make this worse. The truth is, granite have very little porosity, so it does not hold bacteria, molds, or mildew at all, if you clean it regularly. Let’s face it. If you don’t clean your kitchen countertops regularly, it will not matter what material it’s made of; it will breed bacteria that can make your family sick. At the very least, granite will hold bacteria a lot less than the grout between your tiles.