Asked by: Bergoi Monguilod
asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th April, 2020

Should a granite countertop be smooth?

The surface can also feel somewhat sandy or dusty if a sealer was applied incorrectly or left on the surface to dry for an extended period of time. A granite countertop of sufficient quality should feel as smooth as glass.

Click to see full answer.


Considering this, why is my granite countertop rough?

Gritty, Rough, or Sandy-Feeling Granite Countertop. Grit on a granite countertop is usually due to poor quality granite which cannot be solved. However, when a granite countertop does feel gritty or sandy, it is usually a gold-colored granite. Often it is suggested that the slab just needs more polishing.

Also Know, should granite seams be smooth? Good seams should be flat, smooth, less than 1/16 of an inch wide, and maintain pattern flow/direction. At US Marble & Granite, our seams are some of the best in the industryyou can view our photo gallery here to see what quality seams look like (if you can find them).

Beside above, how do you smooth rough granite?

How to Smooth Rough Granite Edges

  1. Step 1: Determine the Right Tools. Depending on how big your counter top is, you have to determine whether you will use a diamond honing stone or a honing machine.
  2. Step 2: Rubbing the Granite Edges. Get your diamond honing stone and rub the rough granite edges at a 45-degree angle.
  3. Step 3: Finishing.

Should granite countertops have pits?

Most granite slabs won't have pits, although any slab of granite could develop a few pits over time. Pros will use an epoxy or resin adhesive for granite repair of pits, but they can rarely get an exact color match. Thus, the repair is always visible.

38 Related Question Answers Found

Is Dawn dish soap safe for granite?

How can you tell quality of granite?

How do you hide granite seams?


How can you tell if Granite is sealed?

Why is my granite countertop pitting?

Can granite countertops be buffed?


Can I sand my granite countertop?

How do you finish granite edges?

Can you polish granite with sandpaper?


Can you use Lysol wipes on granite countertops?

How do you rough up polished granite?

Is pitting normal in granite?