Organic stonework such as granite and marble have come to be rather fashionable for use in kitchen and bath improvement of high end apartments and designer homes. Stone countertops have quickly become a favorite alternative above the old-school laminates, vinyl or synthetic countertops which are long out-of-date. Due to the fact that natural stone is rather expensive and labor intensive to put in, property owners might be concerned about efficiently taking care of its condition.
Granted is sturdier and more long-lasting than marble, it is chemical resistant and can endure higher temperatures. Granite can eventually be stained nevertheless it is significantly less porous than marble. Marble is also softer than granite, and less resistant to heat and chemicals. Actually lemon or vinegar can result in damage to the surface.
The first step in granite care is to protect the material with a stone sealer just before it is installed. It is also recommended to use a sealant annually. Stone sealing products are readily available in a spray or liquid form and the administration is usually easy. Read the label on the container to be sure it is ideal for your countertop and abide by the instructions for use.
There are a selection of cleaning agents especially designed for natural stone countertops to keep them looking new for generations to come. Avoid using other purpose cleansers; they may be affordable, however some of them could result in damage to the surface. Clean up spills right away to avoid the temptation to use an abrasive cleaner or scrubbing cloth.
Though natural stone is temperature resistant, scratch and chip resistant and rather soil resistant when adequately sealed, care ought to be taken to quickly wash up spills and avoid putting hot pots directly on the surface. Your granite or marble countertop may be extremely reliable and abuse-resistant, but that does not mean it is abuse-proof. Just remember, you took a lot of time to select the design, you paid good money for the installation and you take pride in the style and sophistication it has added to your home. So, take effective care of it to ensure that it keeps a new look for generations ahead.
Surface Encounters, a premier marble and granite manufacturer, has over a century combined experience fabricating and installing natural stone countertops. Surface Encounters cutting-edge technology ensures the best quality finished product with satisfaction guaranteed. Surface Encounters is dedicated to improving your home one surface at a time with natural stone countertops that will last a lifetime and never go out of style.