Sealing New Granite Countertops Highly Recommended by Surface Encounters Harsens Island Installer
When properly cared for, granite countertops will last a lifetime and maintain their original touch of class, elegance and beauty
Although granite is considered the hardest of natural stones used for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities limited maintenance is required. Granite is moisture resistant by nature, however sealing new granite countertops will prevent stains or discolorations caused by grease or cooking oil and acids in juices and sauces.
When sealing new granite countertops, one must keep in mind that granite vary slightly 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 new granite countertops is easy as explained by professional granite installers. Simply clean the granite with a non-abrasive cleaner, wipe dry and apply sealant. Test the surface by sprinkling water on the countertop. 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.granitecountertopsharsensisland.com/) for their recommendation.
For the best results when sealing new 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. Finally allow the granite countertops to dry completely before using the surface for food preparations or dining.
After an annual sealing, granite countertops are low-maintenance and resistant to 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 kitchen remodelers and homeowners agree that granite countertops are the best choice for cooking surfaces. Visit http://www.halfoffgranite.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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