Granite is a natural stone, comprised of igneous rock created by interlocking crystals that form during the cooling of magma. It is a popular choice for countertops, known for its beauty, and durability.
Proper maintenance of your granite is essential to its longevity. We want your gorgeous new countertop to last a lifetime, and the first step to that is a great sealant. This protects it from staining and possible damage. If your granite surface experiences heavy use, such as a kitchen or bathroom counter, it is recommended to reseal it once every 12 - 18 months. This is especially important if the granite is lighter in color.
Granite is very durable, but not invincible. Because of this, we strongly discourage cutting directly on the surface of the stone without a cutting board. This will improve the longevity of your counter, and your knives. To avoid scratching the sealant, use a microfiber cloth instead of a heavy-duty scrubbing sponge to clean up those everyday messes. Granite can be stained by pigmented spills, but using a mixture of baking soda and water will lift the stain in one or two treatments. To clean your sealed countertop, using a granite cleaner is the best way to go. Alternatively, water and dish soap can be used for heavy-duty build-up, but prolonged use can dull the sealant, causing your granite to lose that "brand-new" luster. Avoid using acidic cleaners and opt for something that has a more neutral PH.