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, it is a porous stone, so it is not recommended to leave water or oils on top of countertop for a long time and it might absorb the moisture. So usually, once the moisture is removed, there should be no problem and evidence of moisture. Some stone is more porous than other, so it is recommended to use granite cleaner and conditioner after installation. For example: Stone Spirit Inc. sell 3 in 1 cleaner/sealer/conditioner.
Granite is a porous stone, and as 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.
Once granite is originally sealed, it is quite easy to maintain. After you seal your countertop, it is protected and is now ready for use.
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 granite. 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 granite stone unprotected and exposed.We encourage you to call your stone dealer 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 granite 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.