Because it is a genuinely natural material, no two pieces of granite look exactly the same, and this makes each counter top unique and slightly different from others. The natural variations in the texture and the colors create a beautiful appearance. Natural stone is generally durable and resistant to everyday wear and tear, and of all the types of natural stone granite is the most damage resistant. It does not get easily scratched or cracked, it does not etch (unlike marble), and it resists most stains. This makes it a great choice for all rooms in the house, and granite is often used in the kitchen and in the bathroom where it is important to have a stain resistant material.
Granite does not need much maintenance, but it is a good idea to clean it regularly and wipe off any stains as soon as they appear. When cleaning granite vanities, never use any abrasive cleaning products, as these can affect the coating. Most granites are sealed or should be sealed before they are put into use, and it is often recommended that you seal the counter around once a year. Some types do not need sealing and some types can be sealed less frequently than others, so always check with the manufacturer. Sealing a granite counter is a simple process you can do yourself by using a good quality natural stone sealing product.
For cleaning the vanity counter, use warm water with mild and gentle soap, or a cleaning product made specifically for natural stone. Many of the normal household cleaners on the market contain ammonia or other substances that can be harmful to natural stone. Never use any abrasive powders, or sponges that can contain metal, and instead use a soft piece of cloth. In the bathroom, avoid using normal lime scale removers, as they can be harmful for natural stone. With gentle, regular cleaning, Pegasus granite vanity tops will keep their beautiful appearance and will outlast most other materials.