Granite Countertop Care

Granite is a natural creation. One piece of rock is not like any other in the world. This is the one quality that actually makes this stuff so beautiful and in demand. The individuality of each granite slab is what lures so many homeowners into deciding on a granite countertop.

Granite is the hardest of the natural stone countertop surfaces. Naturally resistant to acid, granite surfaces rarely etch, making it an ideal countertop surface. HOWEVER as with all natural stones these materials are porous and therefore susceptible to absorbing discoloring spills or greases resulting in stains. While some stains can be removed using various types of grinding and polishing equipment, other stains can be permanent. Better to avoid the potential risk and expense and make sure your granite countertop is sealed every other year.
 
It's possible your granite has been sealed by the fabricator or upon initial installation, however harsh cleaners and acidic spills can degrade your seal over time, hence the recommendation to re-seal.

 

By its nature, granite is moisture-resistant -- however, it's also porous. Sealants block liquids from seeping into the granite. A properly sealed countertop will cause liquids to bead on the surface.

Liquids with color -- like grape juice and red wine -- cooking oil ­and fat can all discolor the countertop. Pizza grease can be a culprit, too, when it soaks through the bottom of the pizza box and onto the countertop.

 

Our Granite Countertop Sealer provides lasting resistance to staining from oil, water and food without altering the color, texture and breathability of your stone.

 

 

Tuscan Paving Stone can schedule a cost effective polish-and-seal service call with just a few clicks.