requires very little maintenance. Simply wipe the surface with soap and warm water on a
regular basis to maintain its beauty and shine for years to
Because the granite
is a natural porous stone, it is recommended to seal the granite
countertops one time per year, and clean it one time per month
with the special granite
and marble cleaners available in the market
To remove difficult spills, wipe the surface
with warm water and soap. If needed, apply a common household
cleaner. For stains that harden as they dry, remove by gently
scarping off of surface (using a blade or putty remover), and
then clean using warm water and soap.
Extreme Heat Protection
are extremely resistant to heat, and
can withstand moderately high temperatures for brief periods of
time without being damaged. Although all stone can be damaged
by sudden and extreme temperature changes, especially near the
edges. For this reason, we recommend using a trivet or a hot pad
to protect your countertop surface from extreme heat.
Chemicals to Avoid
Avoid exposing your
countertop surface to
strong chemicals and solvents. Items to avoid include: nail
polish remover, permanent markers or inks, oil soaps, and
furniture cleaners or paint strippers that contain
trichlorethane or methylene chloride. Also avoid exposing you
countertop surface to chemicals with high alkaline/PH levels.
Although the granite and
engineered stone countertops (not Marble) are extremely scratch and
heat resistant, we recommend protecting your surface
by using a hot pad or trivet for extreme heat protection, and by
using a cutting board in order to avoid damage to your scissors.
How to Know if your Countertops is Sealed
Take the quick,
water-repellency test to see if your stone has
already been sealed.
surface area is clean, dry and free of waxes and
Apply a drop of
water 1 inch in diameter to the stone surface.
Allow the water
to stand on the stone for 5-30 minutes.
If surface is
unsealed, the water will absorb into the stone
and darken the surface (absorption speed will
depend on porosity of the stone). Buy
the products to protect your stone.
If surface is
already sealed or if stone is very dense, the
water will bead up and stand on the surface.
Maintain it's beauty with Revitalizer Cleaner
and Protector, see our On Line