Granite is still without a doubt one of the most durable kitchen surfaces available in the market place. Granite should not be damaged by hot utensils or sharp knives – having said that, the new fusion edge knives claim to be able to cut anything! Whilst granite is a very durable stone, care must be taken around areas of weakness i.e around the sink or hob cut outs. Weight or pressure applied especially to these vulnerable areas where the stone is quite narrow can cause breakage. It is advisable not to stand or kneel on any part of the stone work surface.