Asked by: Danail Aschenheim
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th January, 2020

Does granite have natural cracks?

Many granite varieties have natural characteristics such as "pits," "fissures" or "water-spots" which can be a source of needless concern. "Pitting" occurs because of the crystalline composition of granite. Fissures look like small, hairline cracks in the polished surface of the slab.

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Likewise, people ask, is it normal for Granite to have cracks?

Cracks. Granite is extremely unlikely to crack during normal use. Most cracks are the result of stress during handling, fabrication, or installation. However, it is possible to cause cracks or stress fractures by standing on countertops or, in some cases, placing extremely hot objects on the surface.

Furthermore, can you fix cracked granite countertop? Cracks, fissures, and breaks in your granite can all be repaired using epoxy. If your granite breaks, you may be able to repair it by using epoxy resin to bind the two pieces together, then fill any remaining cracks using more resin.

Likewise, why did my granite crack?

Extremely old granite countertops that have had their surfaces worn away by constant handling and use can weaken and crack over time. Likewise, heavy objects, such as cast iron pots dropped with enough force on the stone, can cause granite to crack. Granite is at its weakest during transportation.

What does a crack in granite look like?

If you look at a “crack” from an oblique angle in good light and it disappears, that means it's a fissure—if it doesn't, you have a crack on your hands. Another natural “flaw” of granite is its porous surface. Although it looks smooth and is slick to the touch, all natural granite has small pores or pits.

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