Although granite is a very popular choice for many homeowners, a lot of people are unsure how to maintain it, and sometimes are even not sure if they should get granite for that same reason.
Does granite stain?
If the granite countertop sealed properly, then there should be no problem with staining. However, do not leave water or oils on top of the porous countertop. Especially, for a long time as it might absorb the moisture. There should be no problem and evidence of moisture once the moisture is removed. Some stone is more porous than other, so it is recommended to use granite cleaner and conditioner after installation. For example, Stone Spirit Inc. sells 3 in 1 cleaner/sealer/conditioner. Granite is a porous stone, and like any natural stone, it can absorb liquids, oils, etc. The first important step to do is to seal it. Stone Spirit provides 1 year and 15-year sealer. Sealed granite is easy to maintain. Your sealed countertop is protected and ready to use.
How to clean my granite countertop?
Generally, you are able to clean your countertop using just a soft clean cloth alongside a neutral cleaner. You should definitely consider the use of a disinfectant type cleaner that is specially designed for this stone. The use of regular cleaning products on your countertop should absolutely be avoided at all costs. These chemicals will take the seal right off and leave behind it the vulnerable and porous surface of the natural stone unprotected and exposed.
Ask us about countertop maintenance
We encourage you to call Stone Spirit with any questions or about countertop maintenance, care or even cleaning. Unfortunately, most cases involving cracked granite will require that the affected section of stone is completely replaced. If you have any questions about this material or how to maintain it, please do not hesitate to contact Stone Spirit Inc., the leading provider of granite, quartz, and marble in Orlando, Central Florida. It is all in one service company – provider, fabricator, and installer. Stone Spirit has a wide variety of granite, quartz, and marble. Please, feel free to schedule an appointment or come to our showroom to view Granite, Quartz, Marble.