Pitting in New Granite Countertop
I recently had a labrador antique granite countertop installed in my kitchen.
We chose the slab, and it looked beautiful and smooth in the granite yard, but was standing up vertically. However, upon installation, I noticed a lot of pitting in the granite counter top.
In most areas where it is pitted, it feels smooth to the touch.
I have asked my fabricator to come out and fill any of the rough spots with epoxy (there are not that many).
The pitting is not always evident - only when the sun hits it during different times of the day and if you look at it from different angles.
I am driving myself crazy! Is this typical of labrador antique granite?
ANSWER: Pitting in a granite counter top
is not a common maintenance issue, but it can happen.
As the granite is extracted from the earth it is cut multiple times and any of these cuts can create faces where the various minerals in the stone are suddenly without the surrounding support that it naturally had. Thus
, small pieces can sometimes get knocked out resulting in little pits even after polishing the granite. These pits can be filled
as you have done with a color-matched epoxy by your installer or.....You can do-it-yourself
using the Granite & Marble Repair Kit for chips and pits
Frankly, I'd recommend
you do this granite countertop maintenance yourself. Your fabricator will likely use an epoxy that must be mixed and matched to your countertop color. It can get close and he'll fill the pit, but it is typically an obvious, noticeable repair.
The Granite & Marble Repair Kit recommended above is a new and unique product that we find is far superior compared to similar epoxy and resin products. The chip/pit repair kit
uses a clear acrylic that doesn't need to be mixed and allows the natural color and pattern of your countertop to show through, so virtually invisible.