We thought you would never ask. If granite is not sealed regularly, it can become stained, and harbour bacteria, viruses and mould. Seams in granite are also difficult to keep clean and can be very unsightly. Solid Surfaces are non-porous with smooth, impenetrable seams to prevent unwelcomed germs and mildew giving you a sleek look with no joins. Solid Surfaces are also more impact‐resistant than granite; plus, curved and circular designs are easier and less expensive to fabricate using Solid Surface. If damaged or scratched the Granite can be difficult or even impossible to repair satisfactorily, whereas Solid Surface can be repaired quite easily by a qualified fabricator.