Fissures occur naturally in many stone types. The term “fissure” is used in the stone industry to describe a natural, visible separation within the stone. This separation may start and stop within the face of the stone or extend through an edge. A fissure differs from a crack in that it is a naturally occurring feature of the stone, and does not affect the stone’s overall durability. All granites contain some degree of fissure. Some contain more than others. Because fissures are a natural occurrence in all granites, we do not replace countertops due to fissures.
Pitting of the countertop surface, particularly in granite, is a common characteristic of natural stone.
The pits do not make the granite less durable or inferior, and do not qualify a slab for replacement. Pits are common in all granites and should be expected when dealing with natural stone.
Fissures occur naturally in stone, and do not affect the durability.