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Does Granite Scratch?

A question we often get asked is… Does Granite Scratch?

The truth of the matter is that a granite worktop is probably the hardest most scratch resistant material you could ever invest in. Here at Planet Granite we often speak to customers who have been given misleading information about granite worktops scratching and staining. We think it’s time to clear things up!

Granite is one of the most versatile materials that can be used to make kitchen worktops. The natural stone is mostly scratch-resistant or at least hides small scratches well, due to the depth of its colour and patterns.

Granite will only be scratched by another piece of granite or with specially sharpened tools designed to cut through the material. Granite chopping boards may sound like a nice idea but placing one on your granite surface will scratch it.

However, daily kitchen activities create no problems with granite resisting scratches from hot pots, pans, knives and almost everything in the kitchen. You should consider your worktop to be one great big chopping board; it’s a work surface to work on!

By stepping into my kitchen at the farm you will see the hard evidence. We’ve been chopping directly onto our worktops and placing sizzling baking trays on it for years and I can honestly say it looks as good as new. I could cut it up and sell it as new but I promise I won’t.

About Steve
Hi, I’m Steve. I run Planet Granite from a custom-built farm in Warwickshire, where I live with my family. The team and I are really passionate about crafting and installing granite and quartz worktops, as you’ll see from my blog. You’ll find before and after photos and examples of different designs and stone to inspire you. Happy reading!