Granite Countertop experience
We just remodeled our kitchen and had granite countertops put in. Before we had laminate countertops. We were under the impression that granite countertops were pretty low maintenance, and could take some abuse, but our experience so far is the contrary, and I am not sure what we should expect. We have noticed that any water left on the countertop for a while will soak in, and leave a darker spot. But it will eventually evaporate away. But we cooked a chicken, and some drippings fell on the countertop, and we forgot to wipe it off immediately, and now we have a dark streak in our granite! So we called the contractor, and he sent a crew to try and remove the stain, and add more sealer. Talking to the countertop guy, he said it does normally soak in stuff so you have to keep it clean. But that is not what I've heard from others. So what happens if my kids leave a puddle of kook-aid on the counter? Will we have a permanent red stain? What are people's experience with granite? What should we expect?