At one point or another, many of you have decided to sit or stand on your countertops to retrieve something just out of reach (like from your spice cabinet!)  Unlike laminate countertops, granite, marble and quartz counters are very hard, but not flexible.  Natural stone counters do not have a plywood backing, so too much weight in one spot could cause a crack.  Particularly susceptible areas are the sink and stove areas as the stone is very thin across the front of the sink and stove.  Leaning hard on the counter while washing dishes or hitting a pan on the edge of the stone while cooking could be enough pressure to cause a crack in the stone.  (To our readers who already have a crack in their stone, give our team at The Marble Restoration Company a call for a free estimate to repair the crack!)  The next time you consider if you should sit or stand on your countertops to get something, we recommend pulling up a step stool to save the integrity of your marble, granite or quartz!

For additional care tips for your marble, granite, travertine, terrazzo or other natural stone and grout, please visit our Care Tips page If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a free estimate with one of our stone care experts, please contact us today!