Natural Stone and Granite care is simple!
Clean it, care for it and
if ever necessary, repair it.
What does Natural Stone maintenance
and Granite care entail?
were created millions of years ago. And even though they are durable, they still require a reasonable amount of care
and maintenance to protect them from any staining, etching, scratching, and chipping.
Natural Stone maintenance is
BASIC. It's just keeping your stone clean and free from dirt, maintaining the finish, and if ever necessary, repairing
or replacing any damaged stone. Do not use any ammonia based clears on granite!
Natural Stone Maintenance
& Granite Care:
When it comes to stone care, one of the most important things you can do to minimize and simplify your stone
maintenance is to make sure that you select the right stone and finish for your intended application.
If an improperly
selected stone is installed, you may be unhappy in the future with the extra care, repair, and maintenance involved.
Natural stone and granite care isn't a complicated chore. Stone care is a little knowledge and a lot of common sense.
Granite & Natural Stones:
Sealing natural stone is a way to protect your stone from staining and to make
your day to day cleaning easier. There is quite a lot of debate on sealing. Should you or shouldn't you seal your stone? The
answer is simple. If you don't have to seal your stone, don't.
Before sealing or selecting
natural stone and granite sealers, consider these things:
1) Do I even need to seal it? How do I know?
Place several drops of water on the surface of the stone and see how long it takes for the water to completely disappear.
If the water absorbs into the stone under one minute, it is very porous; up to 3-4 minutes, still consider it porous. If the
water beads on the surface or if it is slowly absorbed into the stone, it can be considered as having a lower porosity. A
polished surface finish will be less absorbent than a honed finish.
2) Where is my stone located and what will it be exposed
to? A kitchen countertop that is used daily will need a sealer that
is oil repellant. A seldom used bathroom on the other hand, will be just fine with a water repellant sealer.
3) What do I want my stone to look like after sealing it?
Do I want a low gloss or high gloss stone surface? Penetrating sealers
will not alter the color of your stone while a topical sealer may.
If you plan to seal your natural stone, there are two types of
sealers available. Penetrating sealers and Topical sealers. As the names imply, penetrating sealers penetrate into the stone
and topical sealers sit on top of the stone.
Granite & Natural Stone
Natural Stone is
a durable material but sometimes stone repair is necessary. This doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen. And, some
repairs are more difficult than others. The great thing about natural stone is that it can usually be repaired instead of
Natural Stone and Granite care is simple-
Clean it, care for it and if ever necessary, repair