Granite Informative - Whoever said granite can't be scratched is crazy!
My husband and I just finished remodeling our kitchen, including a granite countertop. We had been told that granite can't be scratched and is a very durable surface. After my backsplash installers left, I noticed scratches on the surface of the countertop. I had the company who installed the countertop come out to look at them, and they said that granite can, in fact, be scratched by anything with a rough surface, even the bottom of something like a crock. The kicker is, there is no way to get the scratches out except for them to take the countertop back to the shop and re-polish it. I tried 000 steel wool and that didn't work before calling the installation company. They did manage to disguise the look of the scratches, but bottom line, don't believe it when they tell you that granite can't be scratched. Now I will spend the next 15 years being worried about scratching the granite. I replaced a tile countertop with granite, and now wish I hadn't. It looks much better, but from a durability and care perspective, tile is the way to go.