Now that you have your beautiful natural stone countertop installed in your kitchen, you will be spending a few moments staring into its rich surface. You will love how its smooth edges and color variations bring aesthetics and a sense of cool perfection.
You will definitely want to take steps to protect your newest investment from Arch City Granite. You already know that your countertops can take the heat. If you have wondered if you should be preparing food on your new countertops then we have the information you need to stay informed.
Cutting and preparing food on marble
Nothing transforms a kitchen like marble. The veins of color add elegance that few surfaces can compete with. If you like preparing food, and you have a marble countertop, you might want to consider investing in a few different cutting boards.
While marble can be very durable, you have to remember that Marble is highly susceptible to acids. If an acid can make its way through the sealant, it will react with your marble countertop. That being said, you should never cut things like lemons, grapefruits, oranges, and other acidic fruits or vegetables on your marble.
Most sealants can handle the acid for a bit, but if you miss a spot during cleanup, you could be dooming your marble to etching. Besides, using a cutting board will keep your marble countertops looking their best. If you want more information about marble sealants click here. Wood cutting boards are great for vegetables and bread. If you need to cut and prepare raw meats, you should use a plastic cutting board that you can throw into a dishwasher. The reason behind this is bacteria. Bacteria from raw meats can seep into wood. The high temperatures of your dishwasher is pretty effective at killing bacteria, so plastic is perfect for all your meaty desires.
Cutting and preparing food on granite
Granite is definitely harder than the edge of your knives. You will wear out your knives long before you wear out your new granite countertop. Granite can take a beating and is one of the best countertops for families with little kids. Still though, even though granite is super durable you might want to avoid preparing food right on the surface.
Your granite countertop from Arch City Granite comes equipped with a sealant layer. The sealant gives it that beautiful shine. Food preparation and the cleaning supplies used to disinfect surfaces can damage your sealant. If the sealant gets damaged, your granite can then allow substances to seep inside. This can lead to color changes and pitting. Now this doesn’t mean you can cut a quick carrot, or chop some celery. You definitely can, but it is better to be in the habit of using a cutting board whenever you cut and prepare your food.
Arch City Granite
So the big answer to the question about cutting and preparing food on granite or marble is to play it safe by using a cutting board. For more information about granite, marble, or other natural stone countertops, you need to come to Arch City Granite and check out our vast selection. We have colors, and types of stone you are looking for. When you think professional countertops, think Arch City Granite.