Are you thinking of installing new kitchen countertops? Granite countertops are a great option. That is because they are extremely durable, attractive, functional and versatile.
But there are several misconceptions that Canadian homeowners have about them, especially customized granite kitchen countertops.
So, before these myths turn you off installing these high-end countertops, let’s look at the truth. We are one of Toronto’s best granite and marble countertop fabricators. We have a vast inventory and a highly-skilled team that offers exceptional customer service.
In this post, we debunk these common myths and offer up facts instead.
Let’s get started.

Busting Myths About Customized Kitchen Granite Countertops in Canada

Many homeowners mistakenly think that granite countertops need regular maintenance or that they are easily broken. Here we debunk some common myths about these customized countertops so you can make a fair purchase decision.

They Are Damaged By Heat
It is vital to note that the melting point of this durable stone is more than 1000⁰C. As a result, it is unlikely that spilled boiling water or a very hot pot or pan will damage it.
This misconception may have arisen because of the sealants used on granite. Some sealants may melt at low temperatures after repeated exposure to heat over a long time. In a few cases, this may also cause darkening or other discolouration. That’s why we recommend that you use a high-quality sealant.

They Scratch Too Easily
According to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, granite is rated 6 to 8, while diamond is a 10 and talc a 1. This impressive hardness ranking justifies why granite is one of the best options for kitchen countertops.

They Lose Their Glow
This can be true for softer countertop materials like marble but not granite. Indeed, granite can resist even minuscule scratches so will not darken over the years.
However, we do suggest that you always take care of your granite countertops as per the installer’s instructions.

They Are Very Costly
Granite countertops are available at a similar price range as other luxurious countertop materials. For example, the average cost of a marble countertop is $70 to $250 per square foot, including installation. By comparison, granite costs $50 to $200.

They Require Regular Maintenance
This is one of the most common misconceptions. Although customized granite kitchen countertops do have to be cleaned well after use, there’s nothing else you need to do to retain their beauty and functionality. If you maintain them properly, they also do not require regular grouting. (Grouting is a mixture of sand and cement used for filling up spaces.)
To keep granite countertops in the best condition, we suggest a few tips:

  • Never use bleach or any other harsh chemicals for cleaning.
  • Do not use abrasive pads to clean them as these can damage the stone.
  • Use high-quality sealants that are moisture-resistant.

All Granite Countertop Providers Are the Same

Granite countertop providers differ in several ways. For example, some pay great attention to detailing to ensure that their finished products are of a high standard. However, some may only aim to sell products in bulk and not pay much heed to every detail.
Another important consideration when it comes to buying these customized countertops is mining. After all, how successfully the granite is taken from the ground may create a huge difference to your final product.
While many providers use the best techniques to extract slabs, others look for short cuts to save on costs. At MaxSpace Stone Works, we always provide high-end products and pay great attention to mining, fabrication, and installation.

Are there misconceptions about customized granite kitchen countertops in Canada keeping you from making this purchase? This countertop will keep your kitchen both functional and beautiful. If you are looking for help in selecting a high-quality granite countertop, contact us today. We will be happy to help you.