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Is it Difficult to Maintain Granite or Quartz Countertops?

Granite and quartz are very popular choices for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Countertops add elegance, style, and value to your home or work place. Although it is a very popular choice for many homeowners, a lot of people are unsure how to maintain granite or quartz, 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 granite 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 granite 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.

Does Quartz Stain?

  Quartz is pre-sealed material, so as long  as it is installed correctly, there should be no staining.

Does granite burn?

Since granite is a natural stone, it is safe to put hot pans on granite, and as long as there are no oils or water, it will not leave marks. Granite can sustain extreme high temperatures without leaving any marks. You can’t burn granite with regular use. It is safe to set hot pots or pans directly from the stove or oven onto granite. If the stain penetrated deep into the granite, the use of specific cleaner is necessary. But  keep in mind, sometimes chemicals that are necessary for stain removal will remove the finish on:

  • polished marble
  • limestone
  • terrazzo
  • travertine

As a result, re-polishing may be necessary.

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. View more counters ideas . 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.

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Stone Spirit Inc. has over 19 years of experience in the fabrication and installation of countertops. It has been one of the top professional companies providing quality services in the installation of granite, quartz, and marble countertops. Stone Spirit is utilizing the latest technology in the industry and it provides the best quality results!