How careful do I have to be with granite?

Granite is scratch and heat resistant. It can withstand very high levels of heat, allowing you to move dishes from your oven or stove directly to the countertop without a problem. Heat from pots and pans will not cause any damage to your granite. Granite, in fact, will not scorch even when exposed to direct flame. You can cut or slice on your granite, but you will run the risk of dulling your knives! Other stones such as marble and limestone do not perform as predictably and we discourage their use in several places, especially the kitchen.