Granite is one of the easier stones to care for as it is one of the most durable materials.
Granite and other natural stones are a porous material meaning that air, water, and other fluids are able to flow through. That is why the granite should be sealed. As well as resealed regularly depending on the type.
If a spill does occur, you want to clean up the mess right away. If the spill is left for a while then a stain will occur.
Since granite is more durable than other stones scratches and discoloration can happen due to heat. Just to play it safe it is advised to use cutting boards, coasters, and heat pads to protect your granite.
It is recommended to clean granite countertops daily. To do so it is recommended to use a soft cloth with natural stone cleaner.
If your granite countertop is honed then there are some things to remember. Your countertop will be susceptible to stains, dark spots, and discoloration. Fingerprint, grease, and dust are more visible. Taking care of honed countertops might require sealing often.
If your granite countertop is brushed then there are some things to remember. Your countertop is a bit porous but more stain resistant compared to honed. The brushed seal hides finger prints and water spots. But if the seal gets damaged then it might be difficult to replicate the finish.