Why get NSF Certified? Our Story.
Several years ago, one of our installers was doing a Granicrete bar top counter at a restaurant. When the owners asked her to do a matching counter top opposite the bar top where they prepped lemons and other garnishes for service, she was told our product wasn’t acceptable for that location in the restaurant by the state of Minnesota. We were so surprised! How could our product, which is non-porous, bacteria-free, and stain-free, not be acceptable?
After many conversations with the State of MN, we were told to get our product tested so that we could continue to do commercial jobs. We were also warned that it would be very difficult to earn the NSF Certification. To the surprise of the State Of MN, we were quickly certified!
Why should you care if your countertops are NSF Certified? Most importantly, there is NO Bacteria and NO staining on Granicrete countertops. Also, this means that our product has undergone rigorous, strict testing for high levels of sanitation and safety standards at the local, state, federal, and international level. It lets you know that you’re furnishing your kitchen with a high quality, independently certified product that makes your home a safer environment for your family.
NSF 51 Certification has three areas of concern related to materials used. Food Zone, Splash Zone and Non-Food Zone areas. Having this certification has opened up doors to us for more commercial clients including restaurants/bars, health care facilities and hospitals. We hope the next time you’re looking to add a kitchen or bar counter to your home, you consider Granicrete for all of its benefits: bacteria-free, stain-free, and more affordable than traditional countertop materials. Stainless AND a Steal!
Are your kitchens bacteria-free? If not, consider adding a Granicrete countertop to your home or business today!