Proper Care and Sealing of Stone and Granite
With proper care, stone countertops and floors are durable, resilient and age beautifully. Think Egyptian Pyramids and the Roman Colosseum! Here are a few simple tips to keep your countertops glossy and stain free for the life of your home.
One of the biggest myths we hear is that “all” natural stone “must” be sealed and re-sealed often. This is false. Many stones are naturally dense with very low absorbency to stains. Over-sealing produces ugly hazing that is very difficult to remove. It is simple to avoid this common mistake and keep your counters brilliant and beautiful.
When counters need sealing, it is important to do so. Liquids with color, such as grape juice and red wine, cooking oil and fats can discolor your surfaces. (Pizza grease is a common culprit.) While these stains can often be removed by a professional, it is important not to apply new sealer until the stain is completely removed.
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