Part of our granite services, we at Tristate Countertop Repair will give you some tips about granite countertop maintenance, sealing and repair. Enjoy reading…
There are many reasons why more and more homeowners prefer to have granite countertops. Granite has a perfect finish and shine which makes it one of the most preferred stones used in kitchen countertops, tables and even washrooms. Granite stones look elegant on any washroom or kitchen. Aside from its elegance, this kind of stone is easy to maintain and very durable. It can last for several years without losing its shine, all you have to do is to know how to properly maintain it.
A granite countertop does not require heavy cleaning every day, all it needs is a damp cloth to be wiped on its surface. You can wipe your countertop in just a minute or two each day. To keep it germ-free, you can use your antibacterial dishwashing liquid or any detergent soap. After wiping it with soap, make sure to rinse it and dry it off with a dry towel. To avoid damages on your countertop, make sure to use mats or trivets when putting hot dishes. Glass coasters can also be used to prevent stains from milk, juice, teas, etc. These tips are just ways on how you can maintain your countertop’s beautiful finish and make it last longer. However, for thorough maintenance and repair, you will still need to get the services of professionals.
Using the countertops for some years may result to the stone getting stained and cloudy. To get rid of these gaps and pores built over time, granite countertop sealing is done. Depending on the usage, sealing is usually done once a year or every two years. To get your countertops sealed, you can hire professionals or you can do it by yourself by following these simple instructions: Using a masking tape, cover the areas around the granite countertop. Make sure that the surface is clean and dry for at least 6 to 12 hours before you start the sealing process. Spray or pour the granite polish or sealant evenly on the surface; make sure the countertop is completely wet. Do this process twice and expect the sealant to dry within 3 to 5 minutes. After 30 minutes, you will see a layer forming, sealing the pores and gaps on your countertop. Using a dry and clean cloth, wipe the excess sealer. However, if you want to seal your granite countertop properly and bring back its beautiful finish, get the services of the experts.
Repairing and bringing back your granite countertop to its luster would be a difficult task. You may damage more your countertop if you attempt to repair it on your own. You will need to hire and consult professionals regarding your countertop because it would require messy treatment and delicate procedures. Getting the services of a professional can save you from the hassle of doing such complicated task; also, you are guaranteed that these professionals can bring back your countertop to its tip-top shape. Professionals have the right equipment to grind the surface and chemicals to polish your granite countertop.
You no longer have to bother yourself to maintain, seal and repair your granite countertops. There are several reputable companies that offer granite services. Just pick the best company.