To prevent ruining your beautiful countertop, avoid putting any extraordinary weight, such as standing on them, on certain areas. Granite is near indestructible, so it takes a lot to make granite crack, because it does not flex once it is installed, unlike laminates and solid surface countertops. However, the laws of physics will not be denied. Put enough pressure or stress on any material, and it will eventually break. The biggest vulnerability of your granite with cracking is any overhang or any portion with no support such as next to the sink or cutouts for cooktops.