Surface Encounters Lafayette Explains the Importance of Sealing New Granite Countertops
When properly installed and cared for granite countertops will last a lifetime and maintain their original beauty and elegance
Although granite is considered the hardest of natural stones used for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities limited maintenance is required. Proper maintenance of granite countertops include annually sealing the granite surface with a quality granite sealer. Granite is moisture resistant by nature, however an annual sealing prevents stains or discolorations caused by spilt juices, sauces, cooking grease or oils.
When sealing granite countertops, one must keep in mind that granite can vary in porosity. This occurs because granite is a rock formation created under extreme pressure and by the solidifying of several different minerals. This variation in pressure and minerals cause each piece of granite to be uniquely formed and individually porous.
Sealing granite countertops is easy as explained by Surface Encounters. Simply clean the granite with a non-abrasive cleaner, wipe dry and apply sealant. Test the granite countertop by applying water to the sealed surface. Once the sealant is cured, the water should bead up like wax on a new car paint job if the sealant chosen is resistant to oil and water. Most local hardware stores carry a variety of granite countertop sealants or consumers can call and ask the experts at Surface Encounters (http://www.halfoffgranite.com/) for their recommendation.
For the best results when sealing granite countertops, work in small areas at a time and follow the sealant manufacturer’s cleaning instructions thoroughly. Some areas may require two coats so be sure to allow for plenty of drying time between coats. Granite countertops experts also suggest having proper ventilation when applying sealant. Also allow the granite countertops to dry completely before using the surface for food preparations or dining.
After an annual sealing, granite countertops are virtually maintenance free and protected from stains. Once sealed, granite countertops can be cleaned by simply washing as needed with a mild anti-bacterial kitchen cleanser.
When properly maintained, the natural beauty grain of granite countertops, like the ones available at Surface Encounters will last a lifetime and provide years of enjoyment. That’s why granite countertop owners agree that granite countertops are the best choice for countertop surfaces. Visit http://www.granitecountertopslafayetteindiana.com/ to learn more.
About Surface Encounters:
Surface Encounters has over 100 years accumulated experience fabricating and installing natural stone and granite countertops. Surface Encounters state of the art machinery ensures the highest quality finished product with satisfaction guaranteed. Surface Encounters is dedicated to improving the world one granite countertop at a time. Granite countertops will last a lifetime and never go out of style.
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