What to do if your granite worktops crack

One of the main allures of natural stone is the beauty of its imperfections. The conditions that allow for such lovely stone masses to be formed make these some of the most durable work surfaces of all.

That said, granite worktops might not always live up to our expectations. There are times when these surfaces chip or crack and they don’t quite look as perfect as they once were. In some instances, cracks can occur during or even just after the installation process. If this happens, it’s important to have the problem dealt with by the manufacturer. If a crack occurs several years after the installation, the damage might not be covered by the manufacturer and this is when you can take on the repair yourself or hire your preferred professional.

Remember that granite sometimes has hairline cracks that you may not notice immediately. During transportation, installation and eventual use, these fine cracks can become larger and more noticeable. There are several ways of repairing cracked granite and the method used will depend on the extent of the damage. For the most part, however, it is always good to get an expert opinion and at least three quotes to have the job done. Repairs can otherwise be time consuming and you might not achieve the best result possible.