Why should your granite and stone be sealed?
Granite is a natural stone made up of different interlocking mineral crystals. The mineralogy is vastly different from granite to granite. This difference produces the nearly infinite color ranges of granite, the size of the crystals and the porosity of the stone.
Some granite has small cracks in the material from natural stresses that happened while the granite was still part of a mountain. Colored fruit juices, cooking oils, grease, fats, marker pens and anything that has color in it can seep into these small fissures and cracks. The resulting discoloration can be very difficult to remove. Sealers act like a shield to prevent stains from entering the granite in the first place.
Now, with that being said, there are small areas of the granite that should be sealed just after the granite is installed. It is a great idea to apply a sealer to the areas immediately adjacent to where sinks, faucets and cooktops will be installed on or under the granite.
Faucets, cooktops and overmount sinks hide small areas of granite that can be still be attacked by liquids that might seep under a seal. Apply the granite sealer to the polished surface of the granite as well as the rough cut holes and edges where these different fixtures will be installed.
Perfection Cleaning will ensure your granite counter tops are sealed and maintained with precision to ensure that your kitchen investment holds its value, and your house cleaning is kept up with customized maid services.
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